October 5, 2002
Bumped into my father’s oldest friend (friends from the age of nine, he’s now 72), just up from Cape Town, in the supermarket today. I had just thought of him yesterday. He’s editor of a Catholic newspaper, and I’d been having a conversation about a friend, the “seventh child of the seventh child”, who’d said her parents had practiced the rhythm method: “they practiced and practised and practiced, and never got it right!” It gave him a laugh. He said of us bumping into each other that it was “God having fun”. Supermarkets… great places to catch up and network.