How to tell a story

How to tell a story

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The hole in the heart

The worst part about growing old for me personally is having outlived my closest male friends. They were my daily or frequent relief from bullshit and cultural madness; they reminded me that absurdity is comic at root. They shared my world. Mostly they were there, present, available on a daily basis.

The only relationship close to those is with a surrogate sister in LA. But this is distant and different.

I have a few good friends, still, and a loving wife, and a great dog. I'm not hurting. But there is no one I can crack up with by no more than a raised eyebrow. There is no one who knows what I've said before I say it. Those are significant losses.