You ever have a morning when you wake up and you really don’t want to get out of bed because you’re afraid the day isn’t going to get better?
That was me this morning. I didn’t fall asleep until 5am, so I was exhausted when I woke up at 10. But then surprise! I got asked to lunch by a friend I hadn’t seen in a few months and we had a delightful few hours checking up. Then I went to the gym and swam not one but TWO miles. Yay me. (Side note: I realize it’s Purim, but it really is just plain EVIL to be selling Hamantaschen in the main hall. Pastries in the gym? SO difficult to pass by!) Then I met a former coworker and good friend for drinks, with plans to pick up another friend for our weekly TV night later.
But then the phone rang. It was my someone who rarely calls me. And as I had seen I had one missed call from him earlier this evening, I answered and asked if I could call back since I was still with my friend, but there was something in his voice that made me pause. Something was not right. Something was very, very wrong. And he wanted me on the phone even if he couldn’t talk about it. So I made my hasty apologies to my very understanding friend and spent the next hour on the phone. My heart is now breaking for him, as I don’t know what I can do to help other than be here, and he is out of town.
I still picked up my friend, and still went to TV night (yay Lost!) but my head wasn’t there so much as it was with him. And yes, it was a roller coaster day. I guess at the end of the day all I can say is I love you, and if you need to call again I’m here.