Drifting in dreams or through life, we come across those for whom we take concern or vice versa. My father was always calling to check on me. Every few days a call to hear my voice and know I was alive. So when I became Richard’s companion, I knew that I must call to check on him, to make sure that he was alright, to hear his voice.
Now they are both gone beyond the life-world.
My brother, my mom and I now try to call and check on each other; I phone my friends to see if all is well with them. And even though these are different interactions with different people, it is still the practice of excellence.