When I sat down to eat I realized I had never gone into the dryer for my undies. A moment of "should I just go to work without?"
2.) There was an article about whether anxiety causes women to age faster - which confirmed it is true. I know when we were in the initial throes of our life changing struggles that I had all kinds of physical issues associated with stress. Now I can legitimately blame my wrinkly face on all that, too.
Interesting that they only studied women. Is pre-mature aging only an issue for women?
|Marion Cuningham in her kitchen at home in Walnut Creek.|
I knew my friend was different than any of the other kids in our rather large circle. He was smart, sophisticated, sarcastic and guarded.
I was only in his house one time and I remember my friend Chris and I going into the kitchen and loving it - funny how a feeling about a person can be felt in their special space.
It wasn't until many, many years later that I read in one of Ruth Reichl's memoirs some of the details of Marion's life - that she had been an alcoholic and agoraphobic during the years my friend was growing up. Learning that explained a lot. Marion, the year we graduated, broke free of her fears with the help of my friend, and began a whole new life - I hope that my friend was able to take pleasure in that. I wish him all the best at this sorrowful time.