One of the women I love best in the world informed me of a piece of news I did not entirely understand, and at the time I was confused. But now, having had the time to think it over, I realize how incredibly lucky I am. Firstly, because it was one of the women I love best in the world who told me this piece of news, as opposed to my finding it out from a different source. Secondly, because I had my NCSY Shabbaton of great and distracting proportions to soothe me. Thirdly, because I returned home to Chicago to partyland where my family loves me and helps me. And fourthly, because my friend (whom I shall call Spock for the purposes of this blog) hit me up and told me he wanted to spend time with me. His "spending time with me" turned into:
1. Going out to eat at Taboun
2. Exploring the Botanical Gardens (which are beautiful)
3. Going to his house/ meeting his family/ his giving me his artwork
4. Checking out Borders and purchasing Shogun
5. Checking out Barnes and Noble
6. Heading to Northbrook Court to see "Star Trek"
7. Heading to Old Orchard to see "Star Trek" because the movie started too late at Northbrook Court, then watching Star Trek together
8. Driving me home, holding doors for me, and meeting my family
9. Calling me a "transcendent beauty"
And tonight I sit here and realize there are so many other ways that this piece of news could have come into my possession (imagine if I had learned of it while trying to finish the YU Observer, studying for finals and writing English papers), I thank God, who is Just, and realize how great His kindness and compassion are and have been. God ensured that I would be well-cared for and happy; He is good. I apologize for my mistrust.