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Friday
Feb182011

The Upside

129.365 50mm f2 1/25 ISO 1600I heard this story on NPR the other day about why women still only make 78 cents to a man's dollar.  Completely infuriating.  Honestly, it's the kind of truth that makes me want to search the internet for a molotov cocktail recipe.  Until I realize that what, with the Patriot Act and all, just entering that search string is probably cause for a thorough waterboarding.

But yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the death of a good friend's father, so a few girlfriends took her out and drank frou frou drinks and ate divine Vietnamese food and, you know, talked.  We talked some about grief and loss, but more about life and work and politics and the kind of nonsense that really makes sense when you share it with your best friends.

It was the kind of evening that I suspect only women get to share.  That kind of connection almost makes up for the 78 cents on the dollar thing.  But not quite.