Thursday, December 16, 2010
Investing in loneliness
Someone just posted on Twitter that the mother of a Bulgarian friend of theirs who lives in China (the friend, not the mother) just said that "they had invested in loneliness". I could be taking this completely out of context but the quote really broke my heart because it's sooo the kind of thing that MY mother says all the time.
My mom and dad were very supportive parents and spent so much time and energy to see that both my sister and I went to good Western schools. Now that we are both adult and living away from them, they often talk about feeling lonely and isolated, missing us so bad. They do celebrate our success but it also seems that they are reaping the benefits of their investments in the form of loneliness.
I apologize I have been quiet. Where did November go?!
I did just finish reading The Ministry of Pain and loved it. Completely.
What about you?
Photo via Prof. Grady