Today I woke up to the news that a toddler has been run over and killed. I don’t know who it is yet, but a lot of my friends know who it is, so I probably know them too.
Today I woke up to news that a friend who has tried so long and fought so hard to have a baby, lost the baby. They were in the home stretch too. Three weeks away from delivery. She spent the entire first trimester in the hospital and was so in love with that baby.
Today, I woke up to news that a guy I went to high school with passed away yesterday. We weren’t close. He was one of those guys that I liked in school, not liked liked, but he was a cool guy. He was funny. He had a wife and a little girl. On Friday he posted a meme about how only the good die young, thankfully I’m an asshole. He even captioned it “I’m going to live forever”.
I have no great philosophical thing to tie this post together. The day is starting with a lot of loss. Don’t feel sorry for my loss. It’s not really mine. All of these folks are just outside my circle. Their circles intersect with mine. It’s just a bummer.
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