We gathered as friends, celebrating a momentous change in my life. I was leaving the sphere of our friendship, venturing away from the safety net of a career that connected the four of us. I thought I might get a bottle of wine to toast the occasion. My incredibly generous friends did not disappoint—gifts of wine and picking up the tab.
There are people in this world that draw others to them. Ro is one of them. She is gregarious, generous and funny. But it is Ro’s depth, hidden behind the light-hearted façade that is the true magnet. She recognizes my dream and honours it.
Ro bought me a pen. To sign my first book. Thank you Ro, for believing.