Wandered through the Inle Lake market... which occurs every 5th day in the little village.
I had been thinking about Lorraine Hansberry, I know...why you ask? Because she died so young and she knew the value of people watching.
Hansberry is the author of A Raisin in the Sun.
A Southside of Chicago poet, she was taken early from cancer.
I lost someone recently to cancer, someone I hadn't talked to in years and only reconnected recently with.
In the end, that's what we all want, more time... to do the little things, like people watch.
Today walking around the Inle Lake Market, I wonder what my friend would have noticed.
Would they have seen the same things I saw, felt, tasted, touched.
Or would it all have been a blur with the excitement of a second chance?
I like second chances...sure, who doesn't?
Thinking about my friends today, long ago we knew one another... where have you all gone?