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Heart Board

In conversation with a dear friend, Patti, I mentioned  that it was hard to imagine a time when she wasn’t in my life.  We met a few years ago at another friend’s gathering and have been gigglng co-conspirators discussing various subjects ranging from family to sex, from food to music. She commented this morning that she wishes I lived closer so that we could get into all kinds of mischief together.  I told her that there are times when I feel as if I ‘collect’ people like those velcro dart boards that when you throw the velcro enwrapped balls at them, they stick.  We laughed as simultaneously, we referred to them as ‘heart boards’, since these friends attach themselves to our hearts.

Take a moment to think about the people in your life who ‘stick’ to you by making yourself an available heart board.  Who are the folks that so enrich your life by bringing out the highest and best in you and vice versa?  I would love to hear about that here.

 To all of my heart board friends, I am grateful that you came to play. <3



  • Susan Doty

    I have quite a few heart-board friends, but one stands out as I read this, Edie. Sharon and I spent countless hours laughing and crying together for the four years when we were neighbors in Staten Island, NY. We were joined at the hip and treasured our relationship. Then her husband Jack’s career took them to Juneau, Alaska in 1978 and we feared we might never see each other again, since our financial circumstances were such in those days that neither family had traveling money. And in truth over the next 29 years we did not see each other, although we called and wrote, but then even those exchanges began to dwindle. In 2007 on a January evening my wonderful husband took me out to dinner to celebrate my birthday. As he nudged me towards our table in the back of the restaurant, I recognized a face that to my eyes had not aged one bit. Sharon and I ran towards each other crying and laughing and screaming as the entire restaurant broke out into applause. Jack had announced to everyone before we arrived that they were my birthday gift. Lew had brought them in from their new home in Colorado and gifted me with the best present I have ever received. They spent the week in New Jersey with us and Sharon and I caught up on 29 years’ of conversations. It was glorious. I am so blessed by this friend, and so blessed to have a husband who knows what is truly important in life.

  • patti

    thanks edie, for your heart dart! it is true that life and life’s circumstances can change, even interrupt the frequency of contact
    (heart darts). but all the folks i have been blessed to connect with
    in a deep ‘heart board’ way, are still in my life and will remain so
    in degrees that may change with our circumstances. here’s to opening
    up even more in the new year!

  • http://www.liveinjoy.org Edie Weinstein

    It’s really amazing how the Universe conspires to bring people together. So grateful that the two of you are stuck to my heart

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