Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Tilt.
Now that the girls are back home, the energy in the house is back Â to normal and everything feels very solid again. Well, as solid as it gets these days.
But Iâ€™m seeing another purpose in how intensely off-kilter life felt last week. Itâ€™s a reminder.
Itâ€™s a reminder that sometimes Â when the energies are intense and people are alone and lonely and becomeÂ in- tensely lonely, theyâ€™re tempted to go do stupid things to fill that gap of loneliness. I didnâ€™t do anything stupid, but my treadmill got a lot of extra wear, my keyboard took a pounding, and the dog got lots of extra attention from me. Even though I was tempted to go meet new people who really didnâ€™t appeal that much to me.
For some reasonâ€”I donâ€™t know whyâ€”Iâ€™m supposed to recognize Â that. That Â people Â do Â really Â stupid Â things when theyâ€™re very, very lonely.