Sandbox Writing Challenge – Only The Lonely

Twenty Minutes into the Future… The Sandbox Writing Challenge 36 — Lonely

Take Two: I tried this a couple of hours ago, but it didn’t post.

Lady Calen, over at Impromptu Promptlings, host blog of this ongoing inner excavation, asks us the question: What makes you feel lonely? 

Naturally, first thing that popped into my head was a song:

And then another song:

It got me thinking if there was a difference between Lonesome and Lonely.

I’ve thought about this for a couple of days. I’ve always savored solitude, but I’m also a very gregarious type. If there was a time when I felt lonely, it might have been right after my mother crossed over. I missed her so much. I was going through a rite of passage, and I wanted her to be a part of it. It was odd, then, that in her passing, she was a part of it. The loneliness comes sometimes when I wish I could be sitting in what was once her meditation room, and is now becoming my own, talking with her as we had done so often. But I also realized quite quickly that my mother was part of the Greater Universe, and that she was in every flower, and blade of grass, in the beautiful brother and sister beings who share this world with us. I remember when I saw the hawk circling over me at the cemetery, I knew that was her helping me understand that I wasn’t alone.

Now, whenever I’m out, or even when I’m home, there is so much that brings her to mind, and I know that memories are ways of keeping the love alive.

Otherwise, I can’t think of when I’ve felt lonely.

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  1. Trackback: The Sandbox Writing Challenge 36 — Lonely | Impromptu Promptlings
  2. calensariel
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 09:22:37

    “I was going through a rite of passage, and I wanted her to be a part of it. It was odd, then, that in her passing, she was a part of it.” I found those thoughts especially compelling. I wonder if you could dredge another post out of them. Tell us what that was about? Just a thought. 😉

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  3. Faraday's Candle
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:40:03

    She left a wonderful legacy✨ The memories!

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  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 21:12:57

    It’s hard losing a parent and figuring out what your new relationship is with them without their physical body.

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  5. kim
    Apr 23, 2016 @ 07:00:57

    Losing someone can bring feelings of loneliness. For me, losing someone left a hole that was painful, but later comes to be filled with memories so it is not so sore anymore.
    I tend not to be a lonely person, though I spend a lot of time alone. I like alone most of the time, it suits me fine 🙂 I do feel lonely though, when I see a couple holding hands or eating dinner together in a restaurant. Though I am happy for them, having been single for the last ten years, I miss that kind of companionship.

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Apr 23, 2016 @ 13:12:36

      I agree, about the memories. They are (become after a while) like a salve which cushions my heart from always falling into despair. I also enjoy my solitude. I need it, even. But it is nice that it is not a forced isolation, but rather a chosen alone time. I feel that time alone gives me the opportunity to tend to my own inner world, which the mundane world doesn’t always allow.

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