Had a nice visit today with a gentleman I have known for a number of years now. We get together to drink good single malt and exchange views on life and and politics and our society and the world and what we would do different.
Just a couple of fat bald old guys who have seen a lot of water go under the bridge. I remember an Irish Band from 40 years ago who were evenly split between Catholicism and Communism. I am an orthodox Catholic and he is a self professed Atheist, and our political views are split along similar lines as the Irish band.
Makes for interesting and occasionally heated discussions, especially if it goes on long enough to get past half a bottle or so. Although we seem to disagree about almost everything except single malt and certain hobbies we enjoy each other’s company. My friend is dieing of cancer. I pray for him even though he doesn’t believe in the efficacy of prayer, or even in prayer for that matter – a lot of wishful thinking and nonsense.
I will miss him and continue to pray for his soul. Unless of course I pre-decease him … ya never know, do ya? In the end we are all brothers under the skin, whatever our views. It is only when we decide to force our views on others that we depart from the garden.
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