(Taken from very far away so doesn't really convey their bigness)
This morning I saw my osteopath for (most likely) the last time before he moves with his wife to Canberra. I've been seeing him at least monthly for the past five years and had struck up quite a rapport in that time. I saw him more often than I saw a lot of my friends after all.
So I'm sad that today was the last time I will see him. Going to the osteo just won't be the same without our chats and his sense of humour, plus he's always been really good at squeezing me in if I need a "tune up" (as he calls it). You can just tell the guy really cares about his patients.
I was hoping we might stay in touch, but didn't want to be the one to suggest it in case going from a practitioner-patient relationship to being friends wasn't appropriate. But he told me to look him up on Facebook so...yay! I have a new (old) friend.
As I was walking back from the osteo, I saw a pair of very large birds soaring above the top of the new sports stadium. As they flew directly overhead I saw it was a pair of pelicans. Not a rare bird by any means, but certainly a fairly rare sight in the skies around where I live.
For a bird that looks ungainly and even comical on land, they were very graceful in flight as they made wide circles of the area almost until I reached home.