Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Well, I didn't quite make it in to the Library with Ethan on Tuesday. Instead, we ended up shopping together for some fresh fruit and salad-- which he has started eating recently, by the way-- and then he stayed at home with Daddy so that I could go spend time with a dear friend for lunch. It's amazing how rejuvenating it is to the soul, those moments we spend with our friends... even when we are sad or upset or worried, even when those minutes or hours together are filled with words of remorse or fear or pain, even when happiness is the last thing we expect to find, somehow our hearts are eased and our load is lightened simply by being together. The thing is, the more troubles we seem to have, the less we seem to want others around, although those "others" may be exactly what we are in most need of in our darkest days. We avoid the company of acquaintances and close friends alike, either in an attempt to spare them or ourselves negativity, but in reality it's our shared presence together that helps ease our problems and make both of us feel better. Maybe it's time to start reaching out more, and huddling alone less.