My brother sent me a message today.
The one I haven’t spoken to in almost a year.
He basically said he had to take some time off, to get his act together. He is dating a new girl. And he was hearing things from our friends about me. Wha?
First, I don’t have the time, nor the inclination to go out to bars and party. I am a grown-up. I have two small children. The last time I went anywhere was two months ago? three months ago? I honestly don’t remember. So for any of his friends to say shit about me really pisses me off. Because these same people? Who I have run into around town? Are busy talking smack about him. Good friends, wouldn’t you say?
He was always rather easily led by his group of friends. Me? Not so much. I could give a flying fig what people think of me. Either you like me, or you don’t. I am not going to waste my time worrying either way. But that’s me. It still irks me that that could be part of the reason he wasn’t speaking to me. I am going to try and let it go. But it is going to be hard. He has done this before. And then something set him off and I wouldn’t hear from him for x amount of time.
He says he has changed. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.