Life Lesson

A little heartbreak over the weekend for Giles. He was extremely excited about a fencing tournament called March Seconds, held on March 2!

Back in the day, a fencer had his second at the ready to jump into battle for him. This tournie was to bring a friend who knew nothing about fencing, teach him what you know, and then have your second bout with the other seconds.

The anticipation was thrilling.

Let's make the long story short. Friend did not show up. A miscommunication.

While waiting, Stan and I tried not to watch the clock, nor stare at the unringing cell phone. We especially tried not to look at our son who was glued to the window watching, in vain, for his friend.

(Apologies have been offered profusely and accepted. Life moves on).