elian and doris sat on the couch holding each other as they listened to the pianist. they seemed so happy, doris with her head on elian’s shoulder and elian with his eyes closed, and a big smile across his face as if in the middle of a dream.
and in some ways, they were living a beautiful dream.
two months ago, elian was mourning the loss of his 94 year old girlfriend, rochelle, who had passed away after a bad fall in the shower. doris in the meantime had lost her boyfriend, morris to cancer. they each were distraught and lost; life was no longer worth living, elian shared with me one day.
and then elian and doris found each other.
sometimes all we need is a friend to give life meaning. someone who understands and hears you. someone who can take your hand and look into your eyes and see the depth of your soul. someone whose kindness touches you to the core and opens your heart to all the beauty that exists in this world.