Published in Cape May County Herald.These days, my friend is mostly found staying at home. As far as he can manage he does not go out at all, but if he does come out he selects the shortest route if possible. The busy streets of the city are rarely without people and the possibility of meeting acquaintances is rather great. If he were to come across some relatives or friends, he would be bombarded with questions like, "Where is your job nowadays? What have you been doing?"
Published in UPI Asia blog. (revised article) : Life is confusing and has its poisonous elements.
I did not see much of the ups and downs in my friend's life. By the time I came to know her, her life was much more settled. But when my mother ever had to give an example of an ideal woman, she would refer to her.