Einstein said, “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth but delicious in the years of maturity.” I live there too, these days. It’s new to me, brought on by shifting circumstances and changing times…
As life goes on over time, we change; everyone does. Sometimes we drift off course, caught up in a tide of circumstances that turn our world into something different than we anticipated. It happens…
Recently, I came down with a terrible bug that progressed quickly and mercilessly into bronchitis then asthma. I was rendered helpless for a few days, feeling too weak to venture far from my bed.
The world and how we relate to it has rapidly changed, impacting how we interact with each other, stay in touch, and maintain an active social presence.
As time goes on, we may find entertaining guests less attractive, even overwhelming. We may not have the energy or the inclination to prepare a full dinner party for a large group, nor the extra cash to foot the bill. But we still want to stay in touch and spend time with our dear friends.