Last night I swung by the Safeway on 47th and Brooklyn to buy a copy of Real Change and see who was hanging out. (I’ve found it to be quite the happening place in the evening.) I did find a vendor selling the paper, but I also ran into Carlos. He told me some disturbing news – my friend Carrie (pictured) is in the hospital. It was hard to make out his story, but it was either because she fell, or because of her heavy drinking, or perhaps both.
I had been thinking about how I hadn’t seen Carrie at the Safeway lately, and actually had a premonition that something might have happened to her. I also got the sad news yesterday that a former coworker’s husband had just died of cancer, leaving behind a grieving widow and son.
Hug your loved ones extra tight.