Gary Coleman passed away last week. The odd thing for me was that I thought about him the day before he died cause of something my brother said to me about ten years ago.
Me: Feel bad for the guy. It must be hard to have it all and lose it all.
Him: Well, which would you rather be? A guy who once had it all only to lose it or just a dude that never had anything?
Thought about that conversation cause I saw four old friends last week.
The first is a President over at this $54 billion company; not a vice-president, the president of his entire division. Hadn’t seen him in four years cause…well, embarrassment’s the only word for it.
See he’n everyone else thought I was gonna be someone. Instead, had a few rough years.
But he came to open the door for me to his floor personally anyway and gave me a huge hug in front of all his employees.
Was very touched.
The second was a buddy from law school. The third, PB. The fourth, another old friend.
Onea them asked me a question that hit me hard.
Him: What happened to you, man?
Me: (long pause) Dunno. (thinking) Life, I suppose…dunno…
Threw myself a little pity party on Friday, donated about four suits that didn’t fit me anymore.
Then I had this conversation on Memorial Day.
Her: (motioning over to the television) There should be more stories like this, about the people that survive and have to live like this.
Me: You’re right.
A woman once said something like, the job of the soldier’s to protect us; and the our job’s to remember them.
Sounds like I got the better of the bargain and for that I’m grateful.
A one day pity party’s plenty, especially for a lucky guy like myself.
Keep getting these chances I don’t deserve.
Location: Madison Avenue
Music: feeling lonely I had a life to give many dreams to live
YASYCTAI: Throw the party if y’gotta but keep it short. (60 mins/1 pts)