We wish all IPA Newsletter readers a most wonderful time!
I wish you all…. When you lose a friend, it is not uncommon for the mourning process to bring up a few simple questions. We want to rewrite a beautiful story, we would like to remember and go back to the roots, to the source …
When did we meet?
How did this friendship start?
And it so happens that sometimes we simply cannot recall the memory, that it has become a victim or beneficiary of time. This particular memory might have since given way to other memories, to the journey of this friendship, to what nourishes it and leads it to its culmination, before the separation.
To me, this proves that friendship is a feeling which is alive and feeds, which nurtures, experiences, forgets, forgives and rejoices. An endless sharing that creates a bond which is sometimes stronger, more persistent and more durable than love.
A little while ago someone who is very special to me told me: why do you deal with all these problems that occur within the IPA? Leave those people to sort out their fights by themselves, and focus on what the IPA is really about: a burst of friendship, an abundance of good times to share, to laugh, to celebrate life. Those who fight, those who look for gossip have no place in the IPA.
Soon the holiday season is upon us. I would like to take this opportunity to offer all of you my best wishes for friendship. Maybe I do not remember how or where we met, but I would like our friendship to continue and grow, that it will not become the victim of anything, but will always be beneficial to us.
It is with all my friendship that I want to serve the IPA.
I wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it.
Pierre-Martin Moulin, IPA President