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Engulfing Loneliness

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What is lonely? Is it a feeling? A state of mind? A physical lack of others? Of course everyone feels it differently.  Not everyone even realizes they are lonely until they look back and reflect on the moments of their life. This recently happened to me as I walked around the campus of my alma mater, some 21 plus years later.  I was physically without my family or friends and, for the most part, chose to take this trip alone.  Wasting time until the school store opened, I walked around noticing the many changes and the foundations that remain the same.  The "kids" that trudged along with backpacks and Starbucks cups are just slightly older than my oldest son.  I sat and absorbed the energy of the youth, feeling so old but yet, feeling as if I had just left that campus yesterday. Reflecting back when I was in my early 20's, working 40 hours a week, taking a load of classes and trying to be so grown up, I missed a lot of what is truly college life.  Sure, I went out,