I'm always misplacing things, but I've never lost a good friend. Maybe my keys or even my reading glasses at times. Never have I lost a dear friend whom I was so fond of, whom I held close to my heart. No, never have I lost something so meaningful as that. Today was a real turning point in my life. This abrupt division literally rattled me the way a toddler rattles a toy, shaking it with such gusto that it sails off into the wild, blue yonder and ends up in some unknown territory, damaged beyond repair or hidden from view as in a game of hide-and-seek. (BTW, "You're It.") Counting to ten or assembling a rescue party does not favor the chances of being found. Actually, this increases the likelihood of an unhappy outcome. Consider that unfortunate egg, Humpty Dumpty, the one known to have fallen off a great wall and to have broken into a thousand pieces. Not even the Kings' men could put him back together again! We all wear a shell that can be easily broken, and once that shell is broken, who can say if the inside has been fried to be tied or scrambled into shambles? The inside of most every person is delicate and loved by someone. Be kind. Within each person lives a spirit. This spirit, the spirit of man, is the Lord's candle. Keep your light shining bright! You may have to lead someone out of the darkness one day. Be that candle! Be someone's way to a brighter day.