The women’s group of which I’m a member had its monthly get- together at my home. Everyone was simply warm, understanding, empathetic and cheerful. We had a music performance from one of our members and her friends, pot luck supper (always far too much food), Secret Santa gifts, singing Christmas carols round the piano and then also round the blazing fire pit in the garden, under the black night sky - heavy cloud obscuring the stars but occasional glimpses of the half moon .
Friends, it was magical.
I felt part of a greater community than my own little world. I was so grateful that the women were ready and willing to join in whole-heartedly with everything, and that they all appreciated the sense of magic of being together and singing, round the fire in the night.