aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
aprilhenry
aprilhenry

The dead still walk the earth

At the gym today, I saw a familiar face, one I hadn't seen in a long time. Michelle and I met in college, when I started dating her friend Dan. When things went south with Dan - as they were pretty much destined to do - Michelle listened to me vent and cry. We weren't friends exactly, or at least not long-term friends, but she was there when I needed her.

Flash forward 15 years. We met again when our kids were both little and went to the same pre-school. We didn't really hang out except to talk whenever we ended up at the same place at the same time, but whenever I talked to her, two minutes stretched to 20. Michelle had a great sense of humor and a great laugh, low and a little dirty-sounding.

Today, I saw those blond curls, blue eyes, and snub nose again. She was on the elliptical, and later she was lifting weights.

Except I knew it couldn't be Michelle.

Because I went to her funeral December 23, 2003.



site stats

Add This Blog to the JacketFlap Blog Reader
Tags: inspiration
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 13 comments