I have been reading comments on various blogs about how the authors are free of prejudice, loving and living among friends of other races and political views, so I decided to review my friendships to see where I stand in the racial and political sweepstakes. I have to conclude that I am a miserable failure in this context.
In reviewing the current state of my friendships, I discovered that I don't really have any active friends any more. Most of my friends can be found buried in cemeteries or in urns. I have sadly outlived most of my dearest friends. They are either dead or have moved to Arizona.
I miss all the people who filled my life with love and meaning, starting with my parents, my aunts and uncles, and my cousins , a group who are dwindling rapidly. Then college friends. I used to have a long Christmas card list, but it's getting shorter as these people join the great majority.
What's the answer? I don't know. I find consolation in my grandchildren and nieces and nephews. I cherish my blog friends too. So please respond with comments. I miss you, and you don't have the excuse of being dead, so no excuses.