Two people I've cared about, (in very different capacities, in very different points in my life), passed away this past week. I see each of their phone numbers on my cell phone all the time now, it seems. I haven't deleted the numbers. There is a strange comfort in seeing their names in the midst of the others.
Two of my best friends celebrate birthdays this week. I went to call one two days ago, and realized her number had strangely been deleted. Because the other friend's name starts with the same letter, I looked today, after thinking about this, and noticed her number had also bizarrely been deleted. Both gone. Just weirdly gone.
(Cell phone address books are pretty meaningless, I guess).