As the sun climbed high in the sky, it turned the grey-blue sky a happy pinkish-orange, and ultimately a clear, optimistic blue. A flock of sandhill cranes flew over the field in back of the property, honking while on their journey to somewhere. A soft breeze crossed the veranda, and I inhaled the fresh smell of dew-covered grass. All was well at The Oasis of Four Queen Palms. It was a lovely dawn to mark a personally important day.
Best Friend, a.k.a. His Lordship, and I have been friends forever, it seems. We have been through the best of times, and the worst of times. Yet, we always – always – come out on top of it all.
That is why every year we celebrate Jubilation Day.
It is a day for us, about us, created by us, observed by us with reverence and revelry. We celebrate our strong friendship and unwavering love that has a bond like no other. It cannot be copied or duplicated. Oh, sure, there are weak imitations, but there is really nothing – nothing – as true and as strong as the bond of a loving friendship we share.
Today is Jubilation Day.
Raise a glass in our honor.
Here’s to another magnificent year.
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Excerpt from my upcoming book, “Love Essays,” ©2023