a creative, beautiful friend from high school died recently and i’ve been slowly processing all that goes with something like that. brian helped me survive high school chemistry, danced to “rock lobster” on stage with me after dramas and musical performances, and encouraged me through an awful sculpture phase in my art career. his own path led him to a musical profession and i greatly admired his strength to pursue such an uncertain lifestyle. i didn’t understand the fragility that was under that surface.
and then along comes today, international peace day, to remind me that we are all fragile and fleeting. be good to each other out there.