There are many pleasures to blogging and near the very top of the list must be meeting people in person that we would be unlikely to know in any way but blogging.
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with Frank Paynter, of Sandhill Trek, and his wife Beth who have been spending this week in New York City. We had lunch at a favorite neighborhood restaurant and I gave them a mini-tour of my part of Greenwich Village. Among the stops is the house where the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay once lived. I'm running late this morning for an early appointment - no time to chat - so instead, this well-known Millay poem, First Fig:
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light!
Frank and Beth both give a very lovely light - as though I'd always known them.