Alone

Alone
Alone

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

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