Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882)
I don't have any enemies; or maybe I just think I don't. I do like that quote, though, and if we thought more about each persons sorrow and suffering - we surely would be less hostile and more compassionate toward them.
Several surprises happened here last night. My cat came in from the garage carrying a tiny mouse (dead, thankfully) and deposited it in the kitchen floor. I scooped it up quickly (thanks to the all-seeing eyes of our house guest) and put it in the trash.
Said house guest has been between houses since he sold his in early January. I offered him to stay here until he could buy and close on another home. What was supposed to take 4-6 weeks turned into 3 months, but we didn't mind at all. If you ever want a nice, nice person to share your home - I have one to recommend!
The other surprises consisted of his parting gifts: a Cruz book reader/web-surfer/email receiver/Facebook gizmo that is truly terrific in every way! I just have to figure out how to work it and then I can start downloading books to my heart's content. Mr. kenju received his very own DVD player and a basketball DVD of great teams; nothing could please him more than that. I also got a DVD of one of my favorite movies. He, of course, was not required to give us parting gifts - but wasn't it nice that he did!!? Truth be told, I will miss him more than he knows.