Chaos Theory

By the time that you reach your fifties you find that you have made many friends and hopefully very few enemies. I often think of the Beatles lyrics;

There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All this places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all .

Today is my Granddaughter's birthday. She is four. I received a call from my high school buddy tonight and after much conversation it came up that today would have been his 35th wedding anniversary. I never put the two dates together. I could hear the break in his voice. His wife and my friend, passed away last November. We made plans to go out tomorrow night. I cried when I got off the phone. I know that he was reaching out and I was glad that he felt that he could call me and talk about it. This is one of the few friendships that I try and maintain....and I suck at it.

I looked back on my posts from those days when she entered the hospital and we were so hopeful. Its amazing how much her passing changed things. There are dynamics. Group dynamics. Balance. Remember chaos theory?
Yeah, that's it.


Bridge said…
Such a hard thing. I hope you can cheer him up tomorrow.
Bert said…

Have you received my email?

Merelyme said…
Happy Birthday to your grandaughter. You are a good friend...I can't imagine such a loss.