Bismillah Arrahman Arraheeem Allah Hu Akbar al-Qahhar al-Azim
My friend from my college days is having a birthday. He is a much older guy now. No, I won't be at the party. He lives further away from me and my job inhibits me from going to his party. I am a little concerned about him. He sits by his computer and writes numerous articles a day. Sometimes 5 or 6 times a day. Basically, it about paleontology and mythological stories from different cultures from around the world and post them on Yahoo!. I don't believe he has a job. He has more time on his hands. He lives with his brother in a very small town. He does not have a car to drive. He probably no longer knows how. He is trying to be an established writer. He runs his friends off, because any time I see him, he wants to make copies of his stories at Kinkos or at another copy store taking away a lot of time.
I do consider him as a friend, but I wonder if I am considered as a friend by him. I had a birthday in August. It was people I know from church who gave me a surprise party. Did friends outside of church wish me a happy birthday. No. Only if I told them that I am having a birthday. Nobody from family wished me a happy birthday. You can't imagine how this feels.
Well, I wish my friend a happy birthday through e-mail and Yahoo! It is about the only thing I can do. People in these days have become so cold.
I close for now.