Five Minute Friday: Lonely

Lisa-Jo Baker provides a topic every Friday and challenges bloggers to write for only five minutes.  I always wonder if I can limit myself to five minutes of writing. 

Lonely

Lonely, but not alone

A young mother with preschoolers spends a day without adult conversation

Alone, but not lonely

but cherishes quiet mornings to pray and meditate before anyone else is awake

Lonely, but not alone

A preschooler standing at the edge of a playground full of children climbing, playing, running

Alone, but not lonely

but finds digging toys in the sandbox that completely engages his mind  in the midst of other children

Lonely, but not alone

A middle school girl watches groups of girls huddle together in the lunchroom

Alone, but not lonely

but becomes engrossed in art project while students around her tease, brag, and joke with each other

Quick time-out to get Grace out of a locked bathroom! That’s a first.                     All is well and she was quite calm.

Lonely, but not alone

A senior woman in a quilting circle listens to the conversations bouncing around her

Alone, but not lonely

but later in the evening carefully cuts out fabric scraps for a quilt for a new grandbaby.

Lonely and Alone. One can illicit sadness, melancholy, even depression; the other provides satisfaction, fulfillment, or completion.

Both are interwoven throughout all our life stages.

Where are you today?

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JoyMartell

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