I realize I am Crazy. I firmly embrace it.
But there are those even crazier than I.
This afternoon I was walking down the street to pick up lunch for the boss and I. Yes, I realize that it's after 3 o'clock and we just finished lunch... Welcome to my life. Anywho.
I was walking down the street, thoroughly enjoying the warm fall weather with just a hint of winter... My mind was on a million other things. Well to be honest, it's on one particular other thing and the millions of parts to that particular situation. But I digress.
I notice that a woman is walking towards me. I hate to generalize or assume because I am often wrong. But I'll go out on a limb and say that this woman was maybe homeless. She just had that look about her that spoke of misfortune and hard times you know?
I noticed her because she stopped to say something to the man in front of me. I couldn't hear what she said but the man shook his head negatively and walked on. I assumed she was asking for money, as is often the case in large downtown areas like the one my office is located in. I braced myself for the silent, regretful shake of the head as she came towards me.
Just as I expected, as she drew within speaking distance of me she stopped walking and moved closer to me. And said very quietly, yet clearly,
"You are going to die alone."
I wish she had asked for money. I wish I had heard what words of wisdom she had for the guy in front of me. I wish this wasn't getting to me like it is.
I wish it didn't have a ring of truth to it.
I really wish I could rewind the last month and start over.