Tag: loneliness

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Time and Tide

Every once in awhile there is a break from the agony of lonely days, the pain of endless nights. It might be the grumpy baby who looks at you and smiles. The friend who brings over some light bulbs she had in her closet; they don’t fit anything in her home, but would they work for that overhead fan you have? You’ve put off … Read More Time and Tide

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I Want You Back

Ah Paco, I miss your little kitty breath. Yes, I have two wonderful kitties now, but you were older and needed your teeth cleaned more often to keep them fresh, so frankly, you had…kitty breath. It smelled like love. I miss you so much sometimes it just hurts. You were my sweet baby, you saved my life when no one else was there to … Read More I Want You Back

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Any Good Book

When I was young, I would hurt sometimes so badly I would panic, then hide in my room, wrapped up tight in protective clothing, deep beneath the covers. I fled the pain I could not bear by burying myself in the stories told in multitudes of books. Some stories so deeply resonated with me I read them over and over, and I realize now … Read More Any Good Book

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The Threads of You

I finished unpacking last night. My house is a home, but the one thing missing is you. I hear your laugh, see your smile, admire your new haircut in the faces of strangers. I can’t stop for a gallon of milk without recognizing your loping walk in another. The weight of my loss holds me in place, and I silently protest the need to … Read More The Threads of You

All Who Are Weary, Eat

This Thanksgiving I’ll be with four other people who find themselves in much the same position I’m in: living in a city without family nearby to spend the holidays with. I have some cousins, second cousins, actually, living 20 or 30 minutes away, but seeing them would be much like seeing strangers. I’ve had three invitations from local friends to join their family, and … Read More All Who Are Weary, Eat

Sweet Peas in a Pod

At the end of the day, it’s good to have a best friend.

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Believe in Me Before I Fade Away

Years ago my friend Lois told me she looked at other people and felt inferior to them because they all seemed to have it all together. She listed one quality or another each of them had she felt she didn’t have. She left out a few qualities on her list. Those she had, and many others don’t, that made her a wonderful friend. It … Read More Believe in Me Before I Fade Away

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