I’m 37 and didn’t think I would have to answer this question until at least 2030. Tonite, two weeks to the day, before my best friend’s birthday, I went to his funeral. I wore a black suit, a pink shirt, a striped tie, a black belt, black shoes, a watch, a beaded bracelet purchased in Korea, a silver bracelet from Tiffany’s, my wedding ring, Hanes boxers and a pair of ribbed black socks.
Tonite, all things are new, all things are old. I am entirely the same and completely changed. I am numb and raw. I am 37 and that is what I wore to my best friend’s funeral.