I haven’t seen my friend Jaxon all summer. We’re both busy; Jaxon works for a Giant Corporation and it keeps him on his toes. We hadn’t planned to spend time together but through a careful coordination of circumstances, thought, and serendipity, we spent the whole morning walking and getting caught up at Stratham Hill Park.
In the 12 years I’ve lived in New Hampshire, I had never been to Stratham Hill Park. (It’s pronounced “STRA-dum” for those from away.) I’ve driven by it hundreds of times; it’s the site of the Stratham Fair in July. Jaxon walks his dog there and so he was familiar with the gentle paths and trails. We set forth through the fields with no particular destination and purpose.
We ended up at the fire tower.
We finished our stroll, made a few more stops, and then said our good-byes. When I got back to The Coop, I remembered the old Girl Scout song:
“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.”
Friends are important and Jaxon is gold. Have you checked the price of gold lately?
Do it tomorrow; today is a better day to rest.