I don’t have anything fashion related to say tonight. That will have to wait until tomorrow. It’s raining cats and dogs here and it is a very telling setting for an emotional day. Today I have a heavy heart. I heard of the passing of an old flame. I’m not sure how to feel. It’s a little like hearing that a good friend that you’ve lost touch with over the years passed away. All of a sudden memories of the time and place when you knew them come flooding back. It is also a weird feeling because we just sort of had a “thing.” No, nothing like that. But while we really didn’t have a normal boyfriend/girlfriend relationship, we understood each other. I think I knew him and really didn’t know him at all, all at the same time. Maybe that is all we ever really can say about the people we love. I do know this. I know that I always wondered how his life had turned out. I know that I thought of him now and then, especially when I heard this song, something we shared. Turns out at 36, he leaves behind a wife and three young children. While that is devastating, I’m a little proud that he was so happy. As if somehow I had a hand in helping him along to the person he was supposed to be with. It made me glad to know that he loved someone, built a life with someone and, above all, turned to his faith when the chips were down. I know that he will always be a part of my former life and a cherished memory that I will carry with me. I know that we could have never been more than what we were then, but I’m glad to have had it. Goodbye Drew.
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