Saturday, February 6, 2010

There Was But now There Isn't

Every once in a while I will see someone that I haven't seen in years. Sometimes it's on facebook other times its at the grocery store or at some other random location. Today, however, it was in the news. If I had to guess I would say that it's probably been 12 years since I've seen Nicole. I probably wouldn't have recognized her if I saw her walking down the street. When we were all young, her and her brothers were in the same youth group as me. It's weird because in my mind she is still 13. People don't age unless you see them get older, right? But now, now she's dead. She died on I-74 in a traffic accident yesterday. It's always weird to realize that you will never see someone again. Sure, it's been 12 years but I ran into her brother just last year. There was always that chance. There was but now there isn't. This makes me sad, 27 us too young.

3 comments:

Fran said...

That is sad.

melanie said...

The name sounded familiar, but I couldn't place her.

That is a strange feeling ~ that there always was a chance, but now it is gone. She was alive for the past twelve years without you seeing her. She would have been alive for twelve more in your mind if you didn't see that newscast. Even if you never saw her again, she was alive in your mind. And that is a sobering thought.

Daniele said...

that is so sad.