There has been no more news from L. I doubt that I will hear anything from him for awhile. The cell phone is D's...she may call if she thinks of it, but they are focused elsewhere. On getting her well, getting him settled. I am just hoping it all works out. Trying to trust that it will.
It's been a process for sure. Exhausting for all of us who just work in the wings. I cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like to live his life. Or many of the folks I encounter who are out there at the margins, who live step by step with things always hanging just in one balance or another. People who just can't ever seem to get ahead, to see ahead, to think ahead sometimes too. R and I have both been dealing with folks this week who have made choices and had circumstances that make us both just shake our heads. "Will they," we wonder, "ever learn from things that happen? Ever make better choices?" It is a hard hard world sometimes. It makes me tired to live side by side with some folks in it.