Said by a broad who use to run in the same circles as I. About a month ago I was at the baggage claim in ATL and she was on the same flight as me down from PHL. We started chatting and she was rattling off the names of people who I knew either directly or indirectly and many of them had died.
She was a sad reminder of why I left those circles many years ago. One thing I had in my favor according to a NJSP Detective was that I had "street smarts".
Yeah I did, and still do. That and being lucky/blessed.