I learned two things about my friend at the cemetery this week.( http://marcyblesy.com/2012/03/12/while-life-goes-whizzing-by-for-one-man-it-stands-still/ )
1. He is not deterred by bad weather. Today as it lightly drizzled, he stood, with head reverently bowed, hands in pockets, looking upon the memorial of his loved one. He wore no jacket. He used no umbrella.
2. He had company on Wednesday! People have offered their advice as to what I should or should not do about my “friend” at the cemetery. Some say I should stop by, say hello, leave a note for him to find… maybe. I have certainly considered these options, but if I did that he would know. He would know that someone has been watching him. Wouldn’t that take away from his special time? Maybe make him self-conscious? I could not take that risk. Of course there is another side of me that thinks, what if he has no one? What if no one tells him that he is special, too? This week he had company. I first came upon the scene when I noticed two vehicles, not just the dark pick-up truck, parked near the gravesite. The young woman had very long hair, past her waist. She talked with my friend. I do not know if the two knew each other or if she was simply visiting her own special gravesite. But I was so happy to find that at least for one day, one moment in time, someone else shared his story. That makes me happy.