So, as the title indicates, this is the social section. In a continuing effort on the Universe's part to prove to me that I already do not live in the most ideal of universes things continue to be full of sad. Another cat had to be put to sleep, humans are incredibly frustrating creatures, and an old friend passed away.
I'm torn up about the loss of my friend. We hadn't spoken for a while, mostly because during election years we couldn't get along at all due to being on polar opposite ends of the political spectrum.
He tried to message me a few days before he died. The last time we'd spoke it had been over politically charged topics, and since I was busy camping and trying to spend a few days in peace away from the world I didn't respond.
I couldn't have known it would be the last time I would hear from him. None of my friends have really hit that age where death is a common occurrence, unless it's due to an accident or a tragic illness.
I'll miss my friend. He was my friend long ago when I really needed one. He helped me choose my username nephilim. I can't begin to imagine the loss felt by his wife and children.
I'll miss you Lurker.