“What a contrast between us! You live a warm and glowing life, surrounded by loved ones whom you care for and who care for you; you are anchored in contentment. I drift about without rudder or compass, a wreck on the sea of life; I have… no friends for the wholesome development of my affects, or enemies for my malice.”– Alfred Bernhard Nobel, in a letter to his sister-in-law
I was recovering from an attack of viral hepatitis. Home bound. Room bound. Going slowly crazy.
All day – and most of the night – I played TV video games until my thumb got swollen from punching the ‘Fire’ button! One evening, the phone rang. It was a friend calling with some exciting news.
“Did you know that X and Y got married? Why didn’t you tell me?”