Tuesday, October 09, 2018

When someone understands

I sent a heartfelt message to the Aging Hippie in California this morning (my breakfast time and her bedtime) about how I couldn't bear to read the news any more, and how I was dreading the long journey to Boulder alone - even though I am dying to see them all. I didn't expect an immediate response to my misery  but she was still awake and we 'chatted' for half an hour. Here are some snippets. I am the one in blue:

I felt better afterwards. It's so comforting when someone understands exactly how you feel.


Sally said...

A lovely post. It's so nice to have a friend who understands. Hope your journey goes smoothly on Thursday & you have a wonderful time. Sally

Anonymous said...

It’s a dilemma, the desire to keep abreast leaves me feeling truly wrung out. Sometimes I stop listening, watching and reading news until I feel I’ve regained my perspective and feel ready to start again. It’s not lng before I’m running for the hills once more.

I do like your top, Sue. Very nice.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Sally, and Anonymous. It’s nice to know you’re there.

Phoebe said...

I know exactly how you feel. For me: a somewhat privileged life (on the barricades at times), always aware, but now finding it v difficult to take anymore. I admire that you can even parse it.

Maybe channel into individual acts of loving kindness (soup kitchen, etc.)? I am considering that which I formerly to scoffed at as being ineffective and pointless.

Sue Hepworth said...

Yes, Phoebe. I help organise our local hospitality days for survivors of human trafficking, offering respect and warmth, and I’m also looking for something else that suits my skills and personality. Think global, act local, is a good dictum.