"There isn't much that I can do, but I can share an hour with you, and I can share a joke with you....as on our way we go." ---Maude V. PrestonThe cats weren't happy. They knew something was up this morning. The sun was barely above the horizon & Star was up & showered. Not functional, but pottering about like the living dead. Marlow was so paranoid he practically glued himself to my heels! Kirby watched the car pull away with the look that says, " If looks could kill..."
We were off to Star's favourite Brisbane street, the one where some creepy old man decided to approach her in ways that still make the hair rise at the nape of my neck, the street where a much younger Star voiced over loud puzzlement about why the *lady* in the very short, very tight mini skirt needed to clean her teeth in a public restroom, the street, I found out today, that has something called *The Den* that we had to walk past. In broad daylight. Displaying ....well, I'm not sure what because neither Star nor I were looking.
Past the Old Museum, known to us from music concerts.....
And up the hill. This, believe it or not, is a hospital. Ok, so it's the old part & so old they don't actually use it as a hospital any more. There is a perfectly modern building behind here but as it's nowhere near as interesting I'm only showing you the interesting bit! lol . Besides, we got lost in here, meandering round & round despite asking several different people how to get where we needed to be because where we needed to be was here.... Now Ruby very kindly gave me a description of herself so I would recognise her but when I finally met her all I saw was her smile. She has the most wonderful smile! She forgot to mention that! We had a very lovely couple of hours. There were no awkward silences. We found we actually still liked each other as real people, not just as blogging buddies. I'm not good with meeting new people for the first time. Paranoia is my friend. Ruby made it so easy for me, greeting me like a long lost friend that she knew very well ~ which I guess, in a sense, is true. We shared & got to know each other a little bit better & now when I read Ruby's blog I will hear it in her voice, with the smile in it...
We passed the cameras to Star to catch the moment for prosperity & share with those of you not as blessed as we were today. I am so happy Ruby risked meeting up with me ~ & so sorry for those of you who haven't met Ruby yet. She is lovely: warm, sweet, nurturing, Oh, & the best bit. She likes me!
A big THANK YOU to Star who went & got the coffees so we could say chatting & endured the two of us going a million miles an hour so that Star, who is no slouch in the verbal diarrhea department herself, had absolutely no hope of getting a word in edgewise!
Thank you, Ruby, for being my friend. ♥