I felt very sorry for G's friend, Lottie. She hasn't seen me since the summer and I have transformed into puffy faced, hairy lady. To add insult to injury, I had swollen red eyes, blotchy face and a severe red nose. As usual, she didn't turn a hair, hugged me tight on the left hand side and smiled.
I retired back to bed with a cup of tea and more tissues, felled by her kindness and equanimity. Bless.