I got an email from an old friend who’s living in Britain (in Camberwell, actually) and among his ramblings about the past year, I stumbled onto an unexpected surprise. He’d recently visited my ex-wife (with whom he has maintained his friendship of yore) and she’s not only remarried, but also currently expecting her first child. It’s so weird to hear such news. My reaction was really quite inert, it basically consisted of, “Huh? Really?” followed by a burst of relief that I’m in no way involved.
But it just goes to show you, everyone I know (or have known) seems to be having babies these days.