I have had many strange conversations over the past couple of weeks. Some have been fantastically strange in a hysterical, "Oh my gosh, did you JUST say that?!!!" kind of way. Others have been so terrifyingly sadly strange in a hushed "Oh my gosh, did you just say that?" kind of way.
It's interesting to stand back and look at the lives of those around us and see both the struggles and triumphs that happen to ourselves, our friends and our acquaintances.
Here is a sampling of actual things that people have said to me recently:
"I am finally pregnant!!! (from 2 different friends that have both been trying for several months!)
"My husband has colon cancer"
"Would you think it was weird if you were getting a massage and your massage therapist took her shirt off?"
"I don't know why I don't just slit my wrists and end it all now"
"All I wanna do is a zooma zoom zoom and a boom boom"
"Funeral services for my sister will be held at...."
"Oh you're having a hysterectomy?! I had one in November...you'll LOVE it!" (she really was serious)
"My co-worker said her house burned down. And then it burned down again a week later"
And my favorite....
Me to a lady at church in a cast: "What happened?! Did your husband throw you down the stairs?"
Her response: "Oh, I was bit by a camel"