Sunday, November 06, 2005

I hate to leave you sitting there composing lonesome blues - Deal

I never much minded being alone. My mom once told me she hated to send me to my room alone as punishment. She knew I didn't mind. Now, as an adult, I sometimes intuitively know when someone wants to be alone before getting hit over the head with it. You won't need to tell me. I may hate it but I will understand. I will leave. And I'll probably come back. But now, I lay alone. And I don't mind. I don't mind being alone. I mind leaving you in your loneliness. Maybe one day you will trust me with it.

13 Comments:

Blogger M.R. said...

There's nothing like alone time to help you collect your thoughts. A fleeting moment of peace in an often chaotic reality can be very healing.
"In a bed, in a bed
by the waterside
I will lay my head..."

4:21 AM  
Anonymous Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing picture.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Glyn (Zaphod) Evans said...

Doesn't sound good, but as long as you are comfortable then so be it :)

When I was a kid, I loved alone time too. It shows now, but then I don't always get it anymore...

7:34 PM  
Anonymous jilly said...

wow, this is like a response to my most recent entry. anyway, it's great that you can respect another person's need for space. we all have our "off" days.

9:34 PM  
Blogger sage said...

the wisdom to grant one another space is often overlooked... nice thoughts about respecting the needs for privacy, even though such times can be uncomfortable.

10:42 PM  
Blogger The Taorist said...

Sometimes being alone gives us time to reflect on what really matters.

Silence and solitude doesn't answer anything but it's there for a reason.

It empties the cup so that it could be filled up again.

3:23 AM  
Blogger karma said...

the sweetest song is that which tells of saddest thought.

very well written! :))

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

That's a good skill to have. I'm bad at being alone, I swear I start to go crazy...

3:56 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

You sound very understanding and empathetic. The ending is sage, but has me a bit worried. It IS hard to let someone be alone, even knowing how we all need solitary time. (I often crave it, but yet it's sometimes very hard to reach out when I need to.) Glad you're there for this person when that person is ready, Helen.
P.S. I have a a new photo up. I'm trying to restore photos. :D

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks for the recent visit. I hope you can come back as I spent three days on finishing up the Photography Nature section. If you go there you will see an amazing collection of photographs. Amazed me.

4:24 PM  
Blogger jane said...

that was beautifully written & while i don't know if it was meant literally, i hate to assume. so, i will just say, that was beautifully written, helen.

1:27 AM  
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