This morning on Facebook, I saw a message from a former classmate of mine to New Sis. It struck me as funny that the world is small enough that New Sis and former classmate met up, without my introduction, and are now Facebook friends. Very strange. It also got me thinking about elementary school (yes, I've known this person THAT long) and being invited to someones birthday party and what a big deal that really was when I was in elementary school. Then I started thinking about how my mind works and how my mind has always told me I'm not likable because of a certain issue, which I really don't want to get into here and so we'll move...and no I don't want to talk about it later, thankyouverymuch.
This afternoon, again on Facebook, a high school classmate posted about another high school classmate who died suddenly. Shock has been rippling all afternoon. I happen to be friends with the aunt and cousin of this classmate who passed away, pretty good friends with them actually. My classmate's husband died earlier this year in a very tragic accident, leaving her 6 months pregnant. Which means there is a 4 month old out who is now an orphan. Words are just failing. Pray, if you are the praying kind, for the family, please.
Then tonight as Papa Bear and I were leaving a restaurant this guy smiled and said "Hey! Hi!" I know I looked at him blankly and kinda looked a Papa Bear and then realized, I KNOW HIM! Another high school classmate, though he was a freshman when I was a senior, whom I literally haven't seen since I graduated...not saying how many years ago.
Some days I marvel at how we are all connected, how cool it is to reconnect with people, how small the world is and how unfair life can seem. I am very glad I am not in charge.