Me, too. But, it’s like being a writer and writing. We write one thing and believe we are saying one thing. But then the reader reads it and, like it or not, they get to have their way with our words, interpreting it as they please. They get to see us the way they like.

It’s a dance, life, I think. We’re never quite so alone when other people are involved. Like a surprise birthday party. Their feelings just pop out from behind the couch. SURPRISE!

I fell in love with my cousin, Peggy, when I was six years old, and I still love her to this day even though she died more than ten years ago. She was a dancer. A professional. Moved to France when she was seventeen, and I moved to San Francisco. I never saw her after that. We used to dance up and down the stairway, like Fred and Ginger, and she was always there, seemingly, when I felt alone.

Just that one person counted as community when I needed it. I don’t get quite the same sense of things today through social media. But, I guess that’s because I’m an old coot and I’m not comfortable trying to understand things like SEO and being successful online.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.