Friday, May 18, 2012

Loneliness Again

I wrote my last post on Loneliness taking my cue from Mary's thoughts about what to say to Barbara who is now widowed maybe only two or three months, and I remember what I wrote in Fresh Widows.

"After six months the shock is gone, the fear has lessened, the sorrow has changed, but the loneliness is worse. This means way more than just wishing for your husband to be there so you could tell him something he would love to hear. It means the sound of silence, as Simon and Garfunkel sang: Hello darkness my old friend; I've come to talk to you again."

I know widows who plan to be with someone every single day in order to break up the long silence, but loneliness always catches you somehow. 

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