Oh dear! I’m afraid I won’t be keeping my promise in full – while I was all Good Intentions this morning, it’s not quite late and I don’t have time to write all that I had wanted so it must be delayed until the next tomorrow. I ought to have planned better, but I can’t bring myself to be unhappy over my failure as I spent my evening with one of my most cherished friends, Miss Woodwise! It was, as always, Supremely Pleasant and I was very touched to receive the grandest hat as a Birthday Gift. Mum and Father thought it looked positively spiffing when I tried it on at home (and though it may be vain to say, I quite agree).
We talked on a great many subjects over coffee and chai, from blithe discussions on wedding attire to musings on the troubles and needs of our world, and I was reminded of a Very Important Thing. I think sometimes it is easy to forget how important real, human connection is to our hearts and spirits, and how much we gain in our lives by having Good Friends. I know I am sometimes prone to melancholy, especially when I think of all the Injustices I wish I could solve, but talking to Miss Woodwise always makes my heart lighter no matter the topic. I am quite sure that she will be the next Ms. Poppins, for she has an amazing gift for making others happy with her Kind Spirit. I’m off to bed now for it is late, but though my room is chilly, I’ll be filled with the warmth of Friendship so I’m sure to sleep well.