This friend speaks my mind.
What a shining soul. Just beautiful.
The things I moved on today went to someone who is also beautiful, and whose life I love and revere.
We have two Orthodox friends who run a bed and breakfast place up the hill from us called St Benedict. From time to time they show us how the garden is progressing; and months ago, when we could still gather and meet, they invited us to a talk on the Eucharist by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. What he had to say was interesting, but so was the feeling in the room, being with a group of people whose spirituality was the bedrock of their everyday life. It felt very special.
In the building and restoring and gardening and hospitality, on which the strength of these friends is industriously outpoured, cloths have a role to play.
Having wildly over-provisioned our household in the cloth department — and since the one who brings a thing home is responsible for the management thereof, at our place — I was grateful to pass these on.