hey. today is friday the 13th. but, it doesn’t make much of a difference, since all days of life for me hold a significant amount of bad luck and misfortune.
Some years ago I was suffering from a deep depression, and one weekend I was all set to go end my life. Then, out of nowhere, an sms ticked in from a friend who asked me if I had any plans for the evening, and if I’d like to join him for a movie or two. I picked up the phone and texted him back to say OK.
I have never told him what difference he might have made, and I guess I never will. But it is quite comforting to know, that although any effort to go on may seem to be worthless, then the difference could be just a few seconds away in a short message; and that message could come anytime now.