A friend sent me this, today of all days. Today, I learned of another friend's death. I sent an email to my friend's brother because I had not heard from her in a long while. He then told me she had died. What a shock!
Friendships are interesting, we can be apart forever, and when we meet, its like we were never apart. Even though we don't always keep in touch, we often think about one another. Occasionally something in our day reminds us of each other. The connections, coincidences, chance meetings, draw us together but we pay them no mind. Lost connections, lost opportunities.
But never do we expect to hear our friend may be dead. In my mind, I always thought that she would be living a perfect life. In this context, the news is hard to comprehend, even harder to accept. Once again, life reminds us of our mortality.
To my friend Cathy, RIP.