August 12, 2010

I am on a plane heading across the country to attend a funereal in New York City of a twenty-eight year old whom I did not know well.  Some may find this admirable, trust me, it’s not.

Sometime I go to considerable lengths for people whom I don’t know when the impact is decidedly negligible.  And sometimes I can’t be bothered to do the simplest things for those I love and respect. Just last week I missed my grandmother’s birthday.  She is the only living grand parent I’ve got – we get along well and I couldn’t be bothered to pick up the phone or send a card.  What would it have taken me…. five minutes tops – and she would have really appreciated it.

When I realized that I spaced her birthday did I take any corrective action?   Of course not… instead I am blogging about it as I travel  3,000 miles to pay my respects to a virtual strangers family.

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