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Friday, April 27, 2007

Is This My "Big Chill" Moment? 'Cause If It Is, The Soundtrack Would Kinda Suck...

So I got back in touch today with a close friend from my life back in Mississippi. I've really missed Michael and am very glad we've reconnected. We, along with two other dear friends, rented a house together in Jackson for a couple of years before I moved to Atlanta. Good times were had by all, except maybe our landlord and a couple of neighbors. We had a party that is most likely still infamous Jackson. When the party starts at 8:00 and the Lesbians show up at 8:01 - already drunk - you know it's about to get crazy. Oh my... the stories Mikey could tell - so no one ask him!

Unfortunately it was a bittersweet conversation. While not the reason he looked me up (in fact it was sheer coincidence), Mikey had some bad news. Our friend K. (one of the roommates) passed away just last night after a long and complicated illness.

I'm very upset by that news, but for some reason emotion isn't following suit... I'm not sure why...? K. is the first member of my "peer group," someone I was close too, who has died. I wonder if that's part of it? I remember the last time I saw K. when I visited New Orleans - more than a decade ago. He looked very sad, and at the time I guess I did too, but we ended up laughing about a lot of things - good and bad - and we had fun. So K. - keep having fun and don't let them get too "high-brow" on you over there.

1 comments:

Hubbard 5/03/2007 08:45:00 PM  

Kevin--

Death is odd in how it affects those of us around it. When Grandfather Hubbard died, neither I nor Grandmother Hubbard reacted much at the time. Neither of us even cried at the funeral. But weeks later, we both had break downs. Sometimes emotions don't catch up to the events around us.

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