I think part of the healing is taking in the kindness and love that others have freely given. There are no strings attached. There is not alterier motive. It is an offering. Well, three days before this dreaded day, I accept. Thank you for listening to my story and offering empathy and love. I take all your words to heart and what I want to do is to have you all over to my house and sit for hours and just talk. Because me being vulnerable is almost selfish – it’s saying, hey, here I am over here and I need people like you to come over and lift me up. And you all met me in this place.
My close friends know that I have a slight obsession with The Golden Girls. And the more people I tell about said obsession the more I find out that they too have a great fondness for the show. I’m not sure what it is about it, but I know what I feel when watching and it’s this warmth and comfort. Safety. It’s women listening to each other, leaning on each other and facing each of life’s issues together as a unit in a safe place, their home. I love that. I need that.
Thank you, Dear Readers. Cheese cake next week?