In the spirit of International Women's Day,
a day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements
of women past, present and future.
I saw this painting today and wanted to send it to you.
I thought of all of us women, spread out across the seas,
writing to each other, providing support, laughter and comfort.
What a lucky lot we are!
I feel very lucky to be in such good company.
The painting above can be seen at the Courtauld Gallery in London.
It is entitled The Parting of Ulysses by John Everett Millais c. 1862.