Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bitter Sweet

Tonight, even though there was lots of tasty food in the house, I had the urge to get dinner from my favorite Carlos and Gabby. At the last moment, I decided to eat in, instead of taking it to go. Then, I was compelled to buy seltzer, just in case all that good food won't agree with me.
And then I saw someone with whom I was very close 15 years ago, a great friend with whom I lost touch even before she got married.

The reconnection was instant. It was as if we've never lost touch. Then, in a short conversation on our way back to our cars ( we both parked around-the-corner, one behind the other), she told me she was in the process of getting divorced. She didn't need my sympathy, my words of comfort. But this bit of news added bitterness to our happy reunion. There was my always down to earth, fun friend who always found a positive spin on things, just telling me simply that sometimes things don't turn out the way you wish they did.

5 comments:

still waiting said...

that really is bittersweet

SubWife said...

that is so sad. It seems that so many people are either getting divorced or having problems...

Sally Hazel said...

It is very sad. In the end, this reunion felt more bitter than sweet...

Moshe said...

To add some sweet, Mazal Tov on the new addition to the family!

La Poutine Cachere said...

I ditto Moshe!