Michelle, my editor and dearest friend, just left my home. She often visits me, which is so kind and generous of her, because she has three young children of her own, which we all know keeps one very busy.
During her visits we don’t “own” the roles of editor and writer, but of loving and good friends; women who feel safe to share our thoughts and opinions, joys and sorrows without being judged. What a gift she is to me.
I think women’s friendships are often this way: no discussion of sports or politics, the weather, or other trivial topics. We open our souls and vulnerabilities with one another and expect our discussions to matter. Once again I offer gratitude that I was born female.
So to all of my female readers (with no apologies to my male readers) thank you for sharing your gifts…