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Alone Again

Kitten Alone
Photo credit: George Bonev

The Girl Scout song goes,
"Make new friends but keep the old.
One is silver and the other is gold.
"

but sometimes we can't "keep the old."

When Love Leaves You Alone

Cher asks, "Do You Believe in Life After Love?"
The Bee Gees asked "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?"
It all boils down to how you survive when love leaves you alone.

Is There a Word?

Is there a way to pinpoint our feelings?
Is there a word, a phrase, a song that will do the job?

The End of a Romance:
You Have Loved Me Well

Boone

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double date
starlit night
back seat
blackberry brandy.



You Are the Life of My Love

Senior Couple

I am not the love of your life.
And neither are you, mine.
Illusion is an outcast we both leave behind.
Now we dare embrace the reality we find.
Holding you close is, for me, just enough
Because you are the life of my love.

Night Times

night sky

Nighttime feelings, fires, and terrors —
Sometimes it’s good to pause and write
Of feelings that wake you in the night



Coping With a Loved One's Depression

frustrated man

In the movie, Paint Your Wagon, Ben Rumson calls his depression "Melancholy". He tells "Pardner" to solace him when that happens, but giving solace to someone in the throes of depression can be tricky.
Approach them one way and they are irritable — the other way and they are despondent.