A morning walk with a dear friend

I was so happy to share my morning walk yesterday with my friend Naa'ilah. We have known each other for over 20 years, from the time we were single moms living in Philly. Our children are now all grown up, and thriving... and Naa'ilah is now jidd (Arabic for Nana), down here in my neck of the woods helping her daughter (my goddaughter!) care for her sweet new baby.

Naa'ilah is a photo buff, and I thought it would be cool to take pictures together. I didn't know what we would find out here in suburbia, but we managed to see some interesting things.

I found various textures and shapes in the apartment lobby to use in my photocollages, and once we stepped outside, of course there were lots of flowers and plants...

Interesting vines...

...and sadly, a memorial.



All along the way, we chatted about our daughters, friends, family, and life in general. It was good to catch up! All too soon, it was time to get back home and get to work. But I was reminded that one of my mottos for the year is to simply Connect. How wonderful it was to make time to do just that.

Thanks, my beautiful friend. Let's do this again soon!