Sometimes people come into your life then disappear.  It is always a conundrum why, at least it was. I say this because it no longer is the mystery.

There are people in the world who can swoop into out lives at what seems to be weird times, however this is easily explained.  There are people who “right ships”.  Yes, it is a nautical reference, yet I got it.  Maybe it is because I have looked for people who entered my life and then, seemingly, disappeared.  Oh, maybe I will run into them again (some I have) yet it is never the same. I’ve learned the hard way.

No need to track them down…or worse yet confront them.  Times change for everyone, as do circumstances in life.  

For instance, my dad has Alzheimers and he has swooped in, and swooped out.  You see he was a pilot in WWII, so I mean it literally and figuratively. 

My son is another one, he swoops in and out of lucidity with seemingly regularity.  He goes to jail.  

My husband and I have swoops also.  All married people do.  The difference happens when you are older.  Trying to bend to another is not easy when you have spend a lifetime nurturing yourself.  It is difficult to not be.  

Others die, leaving us to clean up their messes.  Life can seem so unfair.  This is another time people swoop in and then seemingly disappear.  We may need them more than they need us.  


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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 19, 2016 at 9:14am


Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 19, 2016 at 9:29am

I used to believe in friendships, until with the passage of time all but a few of those who i thought were friends disappeared.  Now I count my friends on one hand.  BTW when the time comes, I plan to disappear and I'll take care to leave behind no mess.

Comment by koshersalaami on April 19, 2016 at 9:40am
Disappearances happen for different reasons. Depends on the reasons and depends to a certain extent on reciprocity
Comment by Zanelle on April 19, 2016 at 10:21am

I wonder about the timing of it all too.  Who are these people around us and is there some sort of cosmic connection?

Comment by Boanerges on April 19, 2016 at 12:48pm

Most of my friends these days are online, but even there, the attrition is bewildering. I mean, you, Older/Exasperated and couple of others are all I hear from these days on anything like a regular basis, and perhaps that's as it should be. People and circumstances change, after all. Anyway, the likes of Monte Canfield, FireChick, Cap'n ParrotDead, JK Brady and a whole lot of others are, for all intents and purposes, out of my cyber life.

Comment by Sheila Reep on April 20, 2016 at 7:27am

Thank you all for is not so easy to write anymore, yet it is in my blood.  I will add from time to time, God willing.


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