Am dedicating this one to an old, close and very special friend of mine. He requested a drawing ... and this is not it (I'll get to it eventually!) but I think this will do very well for the meantime. It's to wish him all happiness for his future, as he really does deserve it :)
Wanted to do something simple (and, as it turns out, rather sweet) as I'm still exhausted from running around having to catch up on everything that needs to be done now that I'm back in France. One of these days life will get back to 'normal' I hope. Meanwhile, I'm so enjoying being back here.
I love Malaysia but it's intensity and vividness is sometimes overpowering and I tend to lose myself in the wild tangle of powerful emotions, constant activity and chaotic colour that threaten to separate me from my love of being in control [surely you know that about me by now! :)]
The one thing that I did rediscover on this unexpectedly extra long trip however, was the irreplaceable and precious value of friendship, especially that of friends I have known for literally decades. There is nothing like it -- these are individuals who know me inside out, and, quite remarkably, have stood by me despite it :) I am honoured by their constant criticism, extremely rare bouts of flattery (!), and twisted senses of humour ... and can quite confidently say, with much pleasure that if we've gone this far together, it's pretty much indestructible. However fragile I may feel the next day ... Thanks guys!