Furniture troubles don’t seem nearly so bad when you find out the house of some friends was torn up by a tornado and they aren’t even allowed on their own street yet.
Thank god they’re okay. When it comes down to it, that’s what really matters.
When I was 16 I got a phone call one early Sunday morning telling me that two of my best friends were dead. I can feel an echo of that reaction pounding in my chest, that sense that in just a moment, something unforeseen can change… everything.