I went through High School. Boyfriends, dates, dances, parties, living my life. Miri was not into any of these things. Miri entered Junior High when I went into High and I graduated before she entered, then went away to college.
I didn’t miss Miri or home, there was so much going on. I did call once a week, but with my classes, my social life, all the political events, I was so busy.
The times I came home on vacation I renewed old friendships, was always out on dates or going places; whether to the movies or a demonstration. Each day I grabbed with exuberance.
I don’t know if Miri had a social life. I don’t know what she did or wanted or thought. We didn’t communicate.
Late in my Junior year at college I met Alan.
We had a great relationship and married just after graduation. It was a fun affair with his folks and mine, and dancing and jokes, and fun.
We went on a crazy Caribbean honeymoon, came home got jobs and moved a few miles away.