Moved Or Died?

Do you play “Moved or Died?” You know, the little game you have with yourself when you suddenly realize it has been a long time since you’ve seen someone you are used to noticing in your daily routine? You’ve never said a word to this person, or if you have not much more than “Good morning,” but they are as much a part of the scenery as the buildings and landmarks you pass by each day. When the moment comes where it occurs to you that you have not observed that person in quite some time, do you file them under “moved” or “died”? Do you try to imagine where or how? If you’re a happy person do you tend to imagine “moved” more often than “died”? So many questions! Anyway, it turns out that another possibility is “retired.”