Tomorrow is my dear friend-coworker's last day. She is taking a one-year leave to become a mother. She promises she will come back. I don't quite know how we can survive without her.
She wrote each of us a letter and gave it to us at today's meeting along with a can of sweets from Mary's Chocolate. A huge fan of hand-written letters on any occasions that I am (and when I say any, I mean any), the letter alone would have made my day, or a week. But I also fell in love with the cutest can that the sweets came in.
I'm a big fan of letters but not as big a fan of tearing up, so I am not going to dwell on explaining what she wrote in her letter to me. Instead, I'm just going to upload a close-up pic of the can I adore oh so much and look at it for a while.
It makes me want to keep my precious items in it and hide it under my bed or something. Except I can't think of anything on the spot what I think as "precious" to me...
I like children's-book-like drawings and pictures, like the one on the can. They feed the innocent side of me (still resident but hiding deep down) moments of hope and purity. And, thanks to M, who I still can't believe is becoming a mother, I definitely had one of those moments for the first time in a long time.
Until next time.