Thursday, December 8, 2011
"Of course," he said.
I asked him why, half a joke, a plea for sun on a rumbling day. He began (it was easy for him) to enumerate. Youth was on his list. Health. Love. Opportunity. Dance. Not riches, he said. He wouldn't want riches. Riches wouldn't make him happy.
A little girl came in, next to dance. She put on her shoes, he bowed to her, they walked down the hall, arms linked together. I went out into the storm and for the rest of that night, my friend's happiness was mine, his celebration of what we have right now, this moment.