I am standing in the back room of Trader Joe’s listening to a friend tell me about their recent bout of disasters. I should charge! ha ha ha. Anyway he is telling me about some pretty serious business. Much to serious to post. Then I realize that this is a gift. Giving someone a forum to vent and get stuff out. Making someone feel comfortable enough to let me in. I don’t have much advice. But I don’t think he is looking for any….just talking. I offer to have dinner sometime this week with him….we try and figure out a night. I tell him to come over and we will skip buying dinner (one of our shared problems is that we don’t have a lot of money…sigh). So we make very soft plans to do so. But I can see it in his eyes that he is feeling better just by getting some of that out.
This is a really quick painting of the exact sketch that I made while my friend was talking with me. I did the original with a sharpie on a case of Joe’s Os cereal. Now somewhere out there, that box is being recycled. We all need a forum for our woes. I have several forums. But it is also nice to know that our voice is heard. And sometimes, even if there is a forum, we aren’t heard. I hope that my friend knows that I heard him. And I hope we actually get together for dinner. Take care.