Sunday, December 23, 2012

See you then

Relationships are so unfathomable.  We're so forgiving of casual acquaintances, yet so intolerant with intimate relatives.

Life is too short for this attitude.  Driving to New York last fall, I called my only brother, who lives or lived in Queens, only to discover through the impersonal nature of dialing bad numbers that his cell phone number now belongs to a stranger and his home phone number has been disconnected.

"No further information is available."  Nice knowing you, Jack.

My three sons haven't communicated with me in over half a decade.  At noon on Christmas day I'll be at the Lost Dog Cafe in Westover in Arlington, Virginia; let's all grab lunch together.

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