NC: " So, have you found work?"
NC: " Are you working?"
Me: " Yeah. A little bit."
NC: " Like going to an office somewhere and doing stuff?"
Me: "Yes, actually I am."
NC: "Well. just wondered. It would seem weird for you not to be doing anything."
Me: " No really. I'm doing stuff."
I like NC. We're both from Mabelvale. We have a common bond.
He gets his tags. I get called over to get my pic made for my Driver's License.
NC: " You always got that IPad with you?"
Me: " Nope. For example, I don't take it to church. But I don't go to church much amymore."
NC: " So this is working out for you."
Me: " Absolutely."
He turned and walked away.
NC: " Later, brother..."
Yes I have "found work." But I don't need work.
And as I told one of my little lawyer friends who pulled me over yesterday at CLE to express his amazement that I am no longer doing what I used to do:
" I am lucky beyond measure," I said. " And I do not take my good fortune for granted."
I am the luckiest man on this planet. I do not take it for granted or as my due.
But me and NC? We did pretty good for a couple of boys from Mabelvale.
I will brag about that.