Friday, October 28, 2005

It is a Strange, Sad World with Very Strange, Sad People

I realize daily how very blessed I am to have wonderful family and friends. I am generally happy and I know that should I ever need help from my despair, my family and friends would be there for me. This is incredibly comforting.

I read today that a woman near Chicago hanged herself from a tree in plain view of traffic on a residential street. Her death went unreported for half a day because passersby mistook her for a Halloween decoration.

The irony in this is that hanging herself was her last, terminal grab for attention and it went unnoticed, or it was misunderstood. I wonder if the same can be said of her existence.

I am so very glad for loved ones. This strange, sad world is made joyful and inviting when filtered by family and friends.


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