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A Beautiful Day for a Barbecue

The sun was shinning through the open windows illuminating the ranch style home with a cheerful brightness. A warm yet gentle breeze was filtering through the house, bringing with it an aromatherapy that filled the air with a soothing scent of blooming flowers and freshly cut grass. It was a Saturday afternoon in July of 2000; it was a glorious summer day in a quaint residential neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. It truly is a beautiful day to have a barbecue, Scott Smith thought to himself, as he gazed through his front window while he patiently waited for his friend Jim to arrive. Scott was invited to attend a barbecue this afternoon at the home of his close friends Jim and Amy, a married couple he was very fond of. They were very good old friends and a bit overprotective of Scott too. Although unnecessary, Jim was always insistent on driving Scott wherever he needed to go. Meanwhile, as he waited for Jim, Scott found himself in a trans-like state looking through the window watching his next-door neighbors busy at work in their yard. The husband was cutting the grass while his wife prepared the grill for barbecuing. He watched as their young children pleasantly giggled and played outdoors. This sight was quite joyous for Scott to watch, for he had a great admiration of children and they seemed to take to Scott quite fondly too. Suddenly, Scott was overwhelmed with a familiar feeling of deep sorrow and loneliness. He backed away from the window wearing a slight frown on his face. Scott has many friends but he still feels lonely. All his friends found love and are involved in serious relationships where some married and raised families. Scott longs to find someone who will love him unconditionally. Of course he is thankful of having many close friends but at times he finds himself to be envious of them. He desperately wants to have the same life they have. Scott Smith is a successful businessman, owns a lovely

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