A sadness you can do nothing aboutPosted: November 25, 2012
One of the reasons grad school was a great time in my life was because I was surrounded by my people. I somehow cultivated an amazing crew of friends from my program, and I feel like these people are lifers. I haven’t been as astute about keeping in touch as I should with some–a baby, a new TT job, smoothing over rough patches with said job–these things take concentration, and time. Recently I found out that one of my grad school friends has a pretty damn serious disease and likely a very shortened life-span as a result. I’m not really sure what to do with this sadness, so, I’m listening to Dar Williams, changing the laundry, figuring out when I can visit. There is nothing else to be done right now.