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Thursday, February 7, 2013
I set down the bowl of warm tears I’d been collecting
(expecting they were only for me) for there was
a timid tapping on the backdoor of my heart;
so soft it did not register at first.
Listening deeper to be certain I
drew back the curtain and there
she was. Her timing impeccable!
I welcomed her in, took another bowl down from the
cupboard, two spoons from a drawer,
two napkins from a basket;
they work just as well as tissues, don’t you know.
We sat and poured out our stories in equal measure.
There was plenty of comfort to share as we sipped
and sniffled and giggled at the good fortune
of not having to bear another day all by ourselves;
Loneliness came to visit, you see?
Sometimes I get comfortable looking through the same window. Staying the course, observing the changes that happen on their own is an admirable practice. What if, every once in a while instead of waiting for the light and clouds to shift, I moved and looked at life through a different window; same sky, new perspective?