Should I be with two men? Or one?
My heart was broken. Everything felt painful. I felt like I didn’t want to be alive. I disengaged from everyone and everything. The only place I engaged was at work. I had to continue to do my job. I was a shadow of my former self.
I didn’t want to talk to anyone but Grandmama was always someone I could talk to. She knew how to keep my secrets. Secrets I couldn’t share with my mother.
I told her how much I hurt. She consoled me and made me feel better. Then…
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
— Dale Carnegie
I judge myself sometimes. Telling myself that I am too open. I share with people even when I have only known them for a few weeks. Of course, I’m not giving complete strangers details of the skeletons in my cupboard. …
“Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.” ~ Deepak Chopra
The deafening silence. The utter solitary confinement in the freedom of my own home. Or should I say my apartment? Who knew that silence could be so comforting. The silence is deafening but not complete because the rustling sound of engines from vehicles helps me remember that I live in the city. That even though the silence is a welcome company, it is not to be permanent.
“The lonely people have taught me that I am not alone.” ~Anthony Liccione
She taught me the true meaning of toxicity.
“You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.” — Maya Angelou.
Nowadays, there are so many articles about toxicity. Toxic people and how to not give them the power over you. How to deal with toxicity at the workplace. How to respond when you have a toxic person in your life. …
Writings of love and treasures buried in broken pieces... and the never-ending rollercoasters that eventually ends...only to start again.