What’s it like to be alone? Really alone. Not sitting by yourself at the bar, but really alone.
That feeling struck me when I was driving on a county road in the middle of Cherry County, Nebraska; Nebraska’s largest county of over 6,000 square miles. I left Merritt Reservoir at sunrise and hadn’t seen a soul since … that was over two hours ago.
About then, I came upon this lonesome tree and we became BFF’s. I let him cry on my shoulder, while he told me of his dreadfully lonesome life. No kin in sight. No movement except the clouds. No smell except for a fresh spring rain. Wildlife passes through, but no one stops to visit. No human interaction; horseback riders check the fences in the spring and fall, but they’re always in a hurry. Reluctantly, I left my new best friend and headed on down the road feeling better about my own life. Nothing beats a good cry.
Thought for the Day: So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain. Helen Keller