Ten Thousand Days

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November 29, 2016

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  • Reply Cecilia BuysWheeler Gunther December 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    What a gem to come across on a gray Sunday out here on the prairies of the midwest. I know this sounds like a cliche (though it isn’t) but your writing has made me think harder about love. Something I no longer think about much let alone pursue. When we get older do you think we get scarder (I know that is not a word but it is like scardy cat – for me it describes a flightier fear) – do we avoid being judged? or compared with those beautiful younger women? Hmm – interesting – I need to think more. It has just started to snow here – good thinking weather. Nice to meet you – cecilia

  • Reply Tania D. Campbell January 3, 2017 at 11:21 am

    What an honour to know that my writing made you think. I think that as we get older we do get more afraid of rejection, not of love. We all want to be loved. But one hard knock from a profound intimacy can damage us for life. It is easier to keep trying when the extent of our affections amount to puppy love. As we age, our society treats us as invisible and irrelevant. We can’t fathom that in our 20s. Then, we are eternal and invincible. Only a really hard knock like death or divorce can change that perspective for us when we are 20-something. So, I am not sure we get more frightened, but we do become aware of the perils of the risk.

    Please come back and visit, again.


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