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My Journey with An Old Friend

Have you thought about someone, and the next thing you know you meet her or him? Or simply he/she calls you out of the blue?
It happened to me last week. For a while, I had been thinking about a good friend of mine that I had lost track of for years. The last time I saw him was in 2009 (I think) when he was going to show me a great Sushi place downtown Toronto. We had an amazing time. After that, there was no news from him.
Just last Friday, my phone rang; I looked at the number, which didn't look familiar. I picked up the phone and guess what? It was him! As soon as he said 'hello', I knew exactly who it was. He was so surprised. He thought I wouldn't recognize him.
We agreed to meet on Monday, and we did.
He told me what he went through for the last five years, and I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Hollywood cannot even produce such a movie. Man, he went through tough times that I had tears in my eyes while listening to him. He made my challenges look like a cak…

My Journey to a Two Week Rest

I know that you thought that I had given up on you. Be at peace. I am not going anywhere. I just wanted to take some time off. I must rectify. I was forced to take two weeks off.
You may be asking yourself the reason why I was forced to rest.
As far as I can remember, I have never been sick twice in less than three weeks. Ever. Until a few weeks ago. When it happened, it was a big red flag for me. I had to slow down.
As I was riding in my friend’s car, we were talking about how busy we are, and he just said: “Remember, we are not as young as we used to be. We have to slow down”. How true he was!
I remember years ago, back home, there were days when I would wake up at four O’clock in the morning to go to work at the radio station. Few hours later, I would ride on my bike to go to teach English from nine to one O’clock in the afternoon. By two thirty, I would be at the Basketball court until six O’clock. Then I would go back to the radio station. Those were my days. I thought I could still…