(How it ended: When Amy sent her friend Christmas cards in 2001 and 2002 and didn`t hear back, she didn`t worry. She knew her friend was busy with her children; so was Amy. But when Amy`s dad died and the friend only sent a condolence letter to Amy`s mother,) I realized it was probably deliberate, ... I`m not going to wrack my brain wondering what offended her. It just slowly dissolved. If she doesn`t want to hear from me, I`m not going to bother her.
These are the words that I keep coming back to. This was when I knew the situation would be out of our hands.
The future is way up in the air right now.
They don`t have any power. The water is still rising as we speak.
When I go back, life won`t be like it was. If we`re lucky, our roofs are still on and our houses didn`t catch on fire. If we`re not, water came up to our attic and we lost everything.
It`s not a time for anarchy or trying to make a buck. My real concern is the impoverished people waiting in their houses to be picked up or waiting at the Superdome to get out of the city.
They were always funny, ... She could always make me laugh.
I am still trying to process the experiences I had with the hurricane. The hardest part is that I tell my story from first-hand experience.
(The friendship: With a high school friend,) my alter ego, ... always daring to do what I was too inhibited to do, which is why I enjoyed her company.
It`s just too heartbreaking,