I’ve always been a “ looker afterer”
That’s the nearest I can find for an accurate description of myself
I’ve never been happier than when I cook, feed and nurture someone.
By doing so
I nurture myself .
Yesterday I caught up with my covid bubble friend Ruth
She has had a bloody awful time recently and so I thought quick sticks that a night in together was the order of the day.
It was a simple evening to organise for her.....
A massive cottage pie with thick gravy flavoured with garlic and cranberry jelly
2 glasses of red
Mary cuddles all night
And a darkened living room watching All About Eve...a classic she had never seen before.
It was a lovely night.
I say this from my own perspective .
For I knew Ruth felt recharged and enjoyed herself as she said as much taking her leave at 11 pm to sleep in the cottage’s west wing with Mary tucked firmly under her arm.
Her climbing of the stairs reminded me of when the Prof went to bed with George galloping behind him
That used to please me more than anything .
Cooking for someone who is hurting is a joy.
Cooking for someone is a joy....I have so missed it.
Tucking someone up on my new couch as if they lived here made me feel good, and their laughs at Eve’s many one liners reenforced my enjoyment of Bette on her best form.
We are never truly altruistic
We do things that make ourselves feel good
All about Eve is not just a witty and incisive look at theatre life
It has a lot to say about long term friendships, friendships I was reminded of as we watched.
Yesterday I video chatted with my friend John from Sheffield
It was a warm and sweet and loving interaction
Chic Eleanor texted to sort out a coffee at McDonald’s car park next week
She sat in her car ......, me sat in mine.a conversation between two open windows
Darling john it’s been too long she typed
I so agreed.
If you haven’t watched All About Eve , please do so
Love the one liners, the acting, the clever manipulation of plot and gayness
But don’t forget the thrust of the story
It’s a really a message of friendships , of recognising and nurturing those friendships and the power of being kind