Thought for today:
Yesterday, I sadly heard of the loss of Balou. My friend Denise Gibson has kindly given me permission to offer this humble tribute to Balou who was much loved and is sadly missed.
"Often when we walk alone, we do not have to be alone. Sometimes when we walk alone, we choose to be alone.
We all walk alone when the path way isn’t wide enough to take another. Yet to occupy space alone where two could easily walk side-by-side is wasteful in the extreme.
Throughout our lives each of us will come into contact with wonderful people and beautiful creatures. If we are wise, we will chose to walk alongside them in their exploits and adventures. If we are fortunate they will elect to walk with us.
Our love for each other will remain forever constant as long as one chooses not to be the lord and master over the other and both are afforded a respect that is just and proportionate. And when the time comes to part and walking side-by-side no longer occurs, tread carefully as you retrace old walks, as feelings of the heart are often too fragile to easily settle until the ground has hardened and is softened once more with the season’s turning.
Farewell old friend. Farewell Balou." William Forde: April 9th, 2014.