Tagged with loneliness

11 steps on my path through loneliness

11 steps on my path through loneliness

Here’s the thing: a lot of us are lonely. Oh, maybe we don’t use the word lonely to describe what we’re feeling. Often that seems too risky, like we’re setting ourselves up to be judged by the dictionary definitions of it: companionless, desolate, bleak. Instead we talk about the absence of (and yearning for) deep … Continue reading

The Art of Friendship

The Art of Friendship

PHONE RINGS, DOOR CHIMES, IN COMES COMPANY! Her name was Debbie. What was I, 11? Maybe 12, when I met her? Yes, that sounds about right. Her older brother was friends with my older brother, and they introduced us. And I remember that I went from not knowing Debbie to knowing Debbie in an instant. … Continue reading