Maryann and I became close because our lives ran along similar paths, just with different circumstances. And we talk about this often. Maryann gave me the book, “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy. The message on this page is one I carry with me every day.
“Sometimes,” said the horse.
“Sometimes what?” Asked the boy.
“Sometimes just getting up and carrying on is brave and magnificent.”
Such wise words. They remind me of Maryann. Knowing what she is going through with her illness, and how she has met each day in a magnificent way and with the bravest of hearts inspires and humbles me.