The gift of your friendship to me
Is like a precious seam of gold
Running through the earth under my feet:
It enhances my existence
It consoles and uplifts me because of your understanding
Of what a fellow human needs
And when they need it.
The love that you show – quietly – is intangible
Yet it is felt in another way
A way that gives strength and comfort.
And I am so grateful for your being there
A constant in my life.
If there were but time enough – and it could be arranged
I would like to sit with you, take your hand
Speak openly to you of these feelings
So that you would see – in the mirror of my admiration
A reflection your true worth and the beauty of your soul.
The time may come
When we can set aside
The constraints imposed on us by our society
And talk freely of such things.
But that time is not yet.
And so I bow to convention and write
I hope that this card finds you well
And that you have a pleasant Christmas.