today

today i saw an old friend we are both aging now
our bodies no longer working as they once did … not well at all really
i heard about her terrible accident how badly she was mangled
she had a broken leg and broken arm a crushed jaw cheeks and teeth 
when it occurred she was the first of four cars hit head on 
i asked was it a drunk she said no
she had been very angry with the driver for good reason
the driver had not been drunk but caused the accident through negligence
it was as bad as a drunk she was hit by someone in a diabetic coma
legally the perpetrator was meant to test her blood before driving
she chose not to do so after coming out of a movie theater
now three years later my friend said that she is beginning to loose her anger
i am glad that the drivers insurance took care of everything for her
i am saddened for her we had lost touch and had not known
it was good to see her we shared good beer and poor to fair food
tomorrow evening she will take my opera ticket and go with my husband
i love the opera and have missed our season tickets as i am ill
i am sick by this but i am glad she can go
seeing her was wonderful reminiscing about old times when she lived here
funny she lived here a short time compared to lincoln nebraska
she has lived there seventeen years it is her home
she will return monday to begin her summer adventures
we promised not to lose touch again i don’t think that we will
that thought has something to do with aging and the need to keep ties

14 thoughts on “today

  1. i am glad you ran into your friend…and can renew that friendship…that is awesome…i am glad she lived through the wreck too…worked a few of those and they can be nasty…

  2. To be so badly injured through someone else's neglect or thoughtlessness is such bad luck. Thankfully your friend is in recovery and you have renewed your friendship. I hope you feel better yourself soon too.

  3. def. it is precious to keep contact with good friends and sometimes so difficult..i have a good friend who moved to stuttgart…first we managed to write and visit but then..life is packed and think after reading this, really have to contact her again.. ugh on the health issues…hope you're soon feeling better raven

  4. Its nice to keep connected with old friends and past acquaintances. I feel that since I am getting older that I am not able to keep my friendships because of distance and time ~ Hope you are feeling better soon ~

  5. it's always interesting to bump into an old friend and see what happens with all those years missed.verification makes it really hard to comment. you'd get more comments if you turned it off. i had to do this several times to get it to work.

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