Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On Getting Older

Remember the friend with the fedora I wrote about on the 17th? I just found out that he died of a heart attack almost a year ago, and my college roommate has cancer. It is a shock to hear that kind of information from your peers. He was 54, she is 52, my age. I've become used to the deaths of my friends' parents, and my parents are gone, but damn. This is tough. A few weeks ago a local woman much younger than I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Damned cancer. I've had way too much experience with it. God bless my friend and her family.

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