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September 3, 2005

Happenstance

I love happenstance. Just those random little moments where life hands you a good piece on a plate for once... it's great.

I just got an e-mail from a friend I haven't seen in ages. Out of the blue. She found me from an iCal calendar I published, and sent me an e-mail to see if I was the person she thought (I am, obviously).

She's one of those people I regret ever losing contact with. Especially since she's a great person, whereas the people I hadn't lost track of have all gone into self-destruct mode lately.

It's an annoying reminder of how futile life is when you end up feeling you wasted years maintaining friendships with people who are now a hair's width away from ending up in a body bag or with some easily preventable terminal illness, all the while having not talked in years to the people that always were and still are worthwhile.

Having found Andi again, though, pretty much outweighs the drug addicts and walking VD factories (which is a whole other topic) I'm now trying to avoid.

Posted by Colin at September 3, 2005 4:16 PM

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