I’m having one of those weeks where I’m missing people. People I love who are far away – friends and family. I’m missing those talks – those connections – those things that happen when two people who know each other so well get together or talk.
I miss what could have been or what might have been had he/she been around when I’m bored or sad or just need someone other than G (which was ALL need someone other than our spouses at times). Someone who will understand and listen – someone who will unload their own burdens or stories. Someone who just can be….be there….nothing more – nothing less.
And while I know many of these people ARE there – just out of sight – sometimes having that time is necessary. Having that time recharges the batteries in a way that it doesn’t in other ways. Not because those you see day in and day out are unable, but they are too close. Having that fresh perspective from a friend – or just some downtime with a friend – gives you a break that I sometimes need from life.
I know this too shall pass. I know things are hard especially as summer is ending and school is beginning. It doesn’t mean I miss these things less especially if they are in stark contrast to what was.
I just miss them sometimes.