I was watching another damned romantic “comedy”, and they often have the effect of making me feel my loneliness far too deeply. As per usual, when I feel like this, I like to write about it if for no other reason than so other people who might be feeling the same know that they are not alone.
I’m not sure if this is a bitter post over the loss of my friend, or a happy one for having learned that she would have been a hollow friend who wouldn’t back me up if I were in need. Today, I don’t even know if they’re still married, and if so, if they’re happy
In my deepest funk, in my loneliest hours, I know you all are with me in spirit, and never have I lost you in my heart. I know you literally saved my life, and I know we can pick it back up at any time.
through all of the heaven-touching highs and earth-shattering lows, my friends have stood with me. They have given me love, support and encouragement, never wavering in their compassion and concern.
we each have biases and, yes, even prejudices. I read a study at one point about the importance of bias as a self-defense mechanism.
Perhaps its appropriate that I think of the fates that brought my friends into my life in an analogous fashion as I find my own personal spirituality. You don’t have to believe in God, but I find it difficult to believe that this, all of this, is just coincidence.
both of them hated me, him for suggesting that she would be less than happy to be engaged, and her because she still thought I was spying on her (an
Our neighbors, who usually had no plans on Christmas Eve (but never visited us at other times of the year) would come over and join in the festivities. We just ate deli meats and cheeses and cookies and visited.
You can’t just pick up a friend you’ve only known from that class you took that one time and just spend the day not doing anything. It takes a depth of friendship to be comfortable with those silences without feeling the need to fill them
My ex-wife was very jealous of my female friends. She forced me to give them all up. As it turns out, as now I know more about the subject than I did then, this is a form of spouse abuse.