Thursday, July 28, 2011
Today did not go as I planned.
I let myself into my friend's house so I could get Karl up. I sat with him while he ate his breakfast and then waited for him as he got dressed. I was worried I would scare him but he just sat straight up in bed when I lightly tapped his foot, fully alert.
As I was driving Karl to my friend's office we talked about the episode of The Price is Right that we had just watched while he was eating breakfast.
Karl: How is that man going to get everything he won home?
Me: I'm sure they have a truck and will deliver it.
Karl: That man can't get all that stuff home by himself. I bet they have a truck and will deliver it.
Karl: That's a lot of stuff. He's going to have to pay Uncle Sam 25%.
The conversation was repeated many times with a few variations.
Karl: I'm going to the zoo tomorrow.
Me: You are? What is your favorite animal?
Karl: Giraffe I think. If I see a Gorilla or a rattle snake I'm not going to touch them. They are dangerous. They might bite me.
Me: That's probably a good idea.
I went back to the house with Karl and my friend and there were several shootings last night being covered on the news.
Karl: I had to turn off the TV. People have been shot and killed. It makes me feel sick in my belly. I can't go out after dark. I have to save my skin. It will save my life. I am smart.
He then went to see if he could find something else to watch...
Karl: I had to turn off the TV. It's the Soaps. I don't like that kissy kissy stuff.
My husband and I will be seeing Karl tomorrow night. At his birthday party. He will be 58.
I'm glad that I changed my plans this morning so that I could help my friend. Like the flower in the picture above... Karl is different and... Karl is beautiful.