Spring Training with an Old Friend
An old friend invited me to go with him to a baseball game today.
I eagerly agreed, not just for the chance to see him but because he almost died a few months ago. His "medical emergency" - to use a sterile description - came out of the blue. Few expected him to make it. He proved to be a pretty tough customer.
Years ago when we first met, it was about a discrimination case and as I recall, we argued about some arcane point that is now forgotten. I subsequently came to thoroughly appreciate his integrity, kindness, and insight.
It should be a good game today in the new Diamondbacks stadium. I know the conversation will be excellent.
Don't take your friends for granted.
Update: Diamondbacks won. Good game.