More thoughts on reconnecting after 20 years
To date, many people from my high school graduating class have been incarcerated. But too many have died or been killed.
- One of them was killed in a motorcycle accident
- One was shot because the gangbangers on his block didn't like him.
- One of my old boyfriends, I learned today, drank himself to death
- Another died from complications of a condition he had
Case in point. Last night I chatted with someone who I dated briefly my sophomore year, and had the biggest crush on. He is now a firefighter/paramedic and told me some stories about his job. You know, I keep thinking I've made strides professionally, but they pale in comparison to performing a tracheotomy on a blue child who has inhaled a marble. My success has nothing on his, and I am enormously proud of him. He is my hero.