Mom ran into my old high school friend Chad today at her doctor's appointment.
"I gave him your phone number so he could call you," mom told me. "I always liked Chad."
A few hours later, Chad did call me. It was good catching up on things past. He assured me he was clean and sober. The last time I saw him years ago he was high on drugs.
It turns out our lives are similar. He is on disability for a mental illness and living with his mother. I called it symmetry between him and I. At least I have my own house.
We talked a lot of our hobbies. His is music and guitar playing. Mine is model railroading and rail fanning. We talked of getting together soon just to talk over coffee and catch up on the many years that have past since we last saw each other.
Isn't it funny how life works? A few days ago I was lamenting the fact that I have few real life friends. Now? In two days I have made one new friend and got caught up with another who was long lost.