on the other side of solitude is the company of friends…new or old. .
On our drive north from Portland to Mount Desert Island we stopped on Westport Island to visit Susie and Nate. I had met them once in Topeka when they were there visiting Susie’s sister, my friend, Kathleen. Hearing that we would be in Maine they graciously invited us to stop by for lunch on our drive north.
We parked at the bottom of a steep winding hill and walked up their drive to the house. Rounding the bend and seeing their cottage/remodeled carriage house tucked into the snowy woods was magical as was our wonderful lunch and time of talking around the fire.They made us feel long life long friends by not only opening their door but also their hearts. "Open your heart--open it wide; someone is standing outside." Mary Engelbreit