My friend has been thrown one of life's curveballs. It is sad, awkward - something that you might find on TV or hear about a friend of a friend of a friend that has been through it, yet it happens all the time. It is something that threatens many, occasionally looming for a period of time, but like a storm, it usually moves on, blue sky in its path. Her cloud is is a greenhouse gas - stubborn, threatening to poison, destructs slowly, and may never move on - life may never be as expected.
Life failing to meet expectation in this way is tragic. I am glad to be an outlet for her. I am a nurse, so I should be good at this, but I can tell you it has never come easy to me. Never.
I guess this is my outlet.