Yesterday was a very long day - although in the midst of a traumatic shift I was thrown a totally bizarre comment ... I had gone for my break and as was cold had taken my coat to get some fresh air. As I was walking back the nurse who held the door open for me said -
"Do you prefer Cool Money or Aliens and Cowboys?"
Yes, you guessed it, I wear a James Marsters badge! I laughed and told him that I was stunned when someone actually recognised his name ... and even know he is something more than Spike! Sadly we didn't have time to chat - but a great few moments.
Then at orchestra I was collecting our subs for the term and speaking to one of our newer members who asked if I would forgive her the lack of cash that week if she made some nice comment about Spike!
Years of explaining who James is ... and 2 "fans" in one day!
... or maybe life is just random!
How many times have you listened to the new and heard of a car crash, and sadly a death. It is regular, and like the cynics we have all become I tend to ignore it.
I did that last week - and then realised that it is Brenda's niece they were talking about.
Chloe was 23, with a 4 year old son. She lived in a small town, along with most of her family, and they all went to the same Church. She was involved in an accident, of which the other driver walked clear ... and sadly it is thought it was totally "his" fault.
Such sadness in a family, and although I haven't seen her since she was 5 (at Nick & Brenda's wedding) it has struck home.
The family are totally distraught ... although are very close, so are pulling together to support each other.
I must learn to listen to the news and remember that deaths affect so much more than the individual named.