Tuesday, May 6, 2008

grace, graciousness...grateful


because of her graciousness and gentleness my friend h. reminds me very much of audrey hepburn. one afternoon in a sky high cafe in manhattan that over looks 5th afternoon, there i was sipping tea and reading. h. leaned over and mentioned that we happen to be reading the same book, and thus began our friendship.

one evening she invited me to her dinner party. i walked into her candle lit home filled with pretty music and friendly party people. she herself had prepared delicious food that spread from one end of her lengthy dining table to the other. she wore a soft cotton black ankle length dress as she mingled with her guests in her bare feet. it was a special evening. i only found out weeks later that there was a secret in the air. it was her birthday. rumour has it that she wanted to spend her special day with friends without the stress and pressure that can come when another birthday presents itself.... simply a celebration.








a red velvet cup cake kind of day...





this afternoon as we were to rendez -vous in soho for lunch. she is on the mend. she sprang her ankle. she called to say that she has made red velvet cup cakes and if i can come by her place to share with a cup of tea. it's hard for her to navigate the city with a bruised ankle.

... these angels come into our lives and catch us when we are mostly not looking.

i only hope that i can be a friend as well to those close to my heart. i've got some good examples...
dear friends... i hope you have a red velvet cup cake kind of day!

5 comments:

P said...

What a lovely post. And thank you for the cupcake!

Susu said...

So stylish, yet sweet and caring! Living life with some 'chic'ness and gentleness is also my goal.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Beautiful story you told us today. Audrey was the epitome of gracefulness, wasn't she...

Your friend H sounds like a very special lady, and you are lucky to have met her.

Red Velvet cupcakes...I have never tried them, or even seen them, but now I really, really, want one!

nurii said...

you're my red-velvet-cup-cake of the day...

nurii said...

By the way, I'm curious about the title of the book that you were reading at the same time at the cafe. ... It might say something about your characters...

Love,
n.