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Day 273: A Pie for a Caring Friend

4 Jan

Apple Pie

As has happened many times before, one of my pie recipients  called to thank me for their pie.  After a few moments, the conversation turned to “how do you choose who to give a pie to?”  When I told her that sometimes people recommend someone they know that they think is deserving of a pie – and often it will be someone I have never met before.  Then she quietly asked, “Can I recommend someone to you?”  Well, if you have been following this blog for any time at all, you know the answer to that question, “Of course.”

Then I asked a question of her, “Would you please tell me why this lady deserves a pie?”  And as she began to speak I could hear that she was overcome with emotion and I knew that she was trying to regain her composure.  Without hearing one word of accolades about the future pie recipient, I knew that she must be quite a friend and my response was, “She sounds like a great lady.  I’d be happy to make her a pie.”  And so today I did just that.

It’s funny isn’t it?  Sometimes we say a lot without saying anything at all.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  Henry David Thoreau