As everyone who reads the Webner House blog knows, we recently spent time on Peaks Island, Maine. I was on this beautiful island four days before Bob and Russell joined me, so I had lots of ‘alone’ time, mostly spent walking, biking, reading and eating more lobster rolls than I care to admit.
On one of my trips walking the periphery of Peaks, I found this granite bench on the far, more remote back side of the island. I was touched to think of the friendship that inspired this gesture — a lone bench, with this simple but moving message, with a beautiful and breathtaking view out toward the Casco Bay Islands and the Atlantic beyond. I found myself thinking of the acts of friendship and loyalty that surely inspired this gesture, and how fortunate any one individual is to have made such a dear friend, or to have been the friend who inspired this special gift.
Here’s to Ric Rhodes, whoever you were, and to your friend who remembers you in such a special way. May we all be fortunate enough to have such friendships of our own.