61 "When You Feel Lonely, Write"

Seperation is tough.


When You Feel Lonely, Write

She is in California and I am in Colorado. There are times when I really feel lonely and I have found that the best medicine for the loneliness is to write. So, here is a little something I wrote on one of those really lonely mornings. Times like this make me think of the song “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”.

My world seems a world away.

Here it is another Sunday morning without the one I love. We have been apart for well over six months now and my mornings and nights and even the days for that matter, seem to get emptier every day.

On this morning it seems even lonelier than any others so far. As I take my best friend and buddy for his morning walk it feels as though there is no one in the whole world. In the early morning, the sun just rising, there is snow lightly falling and a breeze blowing, causing the snow to snake over the streets with no cars to disturb the slithering movement.

I can’t help to think that I made a mistake moving three states away and leaving her to let her get her life and work in order so that she can join me at a later date.

I know that with one phone call from her that the lonely feeling will subside, at least for awhile. Just the sound of her voice on the phone is reassuring and always makes things better.

Greg


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

You must've had your reasons and as long as you can both stand it with the phone calls hang in there. This is beautifully written.


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klanguedoc 4 years ago from Canada

Nice Hub and sad too. I hope there is sunshine on your horizon.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

So sorry...I know this must be hard...I write many days as I have empty nest and hubby works odd hours..so I do know what you mean.. Writing feels my time and does help me when the house is too quiet.


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

great metaphors here-wow


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

So sorry...wish you could go see her...maybe she will be able to see you soon...blessings..debbie


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I too know what you mean, only my man is in the room across the hall from me. we don't say very much after breakfast until much later in the day.

I now wonder how this no talking started.

Don't wait for her to call you. You can make the call to her.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

I want to thank all of you for the visits and comments. For some reason hubs didn't notify me when each comment came across. Thank you all for the reassurances and warm feelings. Believe me, we do talk on the phone, we have to be thankful for the unlimited calling and texting. We also send each other a poem every morning. Our time will come and we will have the life we have been waiting for.

Greg


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I absolutely agree that writing can be a salve for a sad spirit. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Alocsin, Thank you for the visit, comment and votes. Believe me, it does help. Greg


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mathira 4 years ago from chennai

Loneliness can make you feel empty and you brought about the mood effectively in your hub.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Mathira, Thank you for the visit and the comment. Greg


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Tonipet 4 years ago from The City of Generals

Hi Gregas,

They say that solitude is different from loneliness. Can we also find solitude in writing as the mind is busy? I'm not sure but I can say sort of. Anything more? Thanks for this hub. Useful and interesting.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Tonipet, Thank you for the visit and the comment.I believe there can be solitude in writing. Greg


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Lonliness can be bad but just keep in mind that you will eventually be together. When my husband has to take a business trip being used to him here all the time I take a long evening and get myself something I really like to eat and some red wine and soon I feel less lonely and just a bit happier.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Gypsy, Thank you for the visit and comment. It's that looking forward to getting back together that keeps us going. Greg


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

My significant other, Tall Horse, and I have lived separately and at a distance for 20 years due to circumstances beyond our control. Although at times painful, I feel it's also drawn us closer together. As he said after one particularly long separation "There's no doubt our devotion to one another is real and forever." After all, one doesn't feel the lonliness for another over a period of time unless there's a very strong and abiding love. Take heart, Gregas, you are blessed and the loneliness, although difficult, will draw the two of you ever closer. Voted UP. Best, Sis


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Angela, Thank you for the Visit, comment and vote. Yes, even though we have actually been together for a lot of years, this seperation has just made the bond even stronger. Greg


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NatalieSack 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

I like that your writing style in this piece is simple. Too often, people writing about love in all its flavors get stilted and Hallmark-y. Plain usage somehow amplifies the feeling of isolation and loneliness. Like you just didn't have the energy to put into making it fancy because of how much you missed her.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Natalie, Thank you for the visit and comment. Loneliness can drain you of more than energy. Greg


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

It must be tough, I hope you will be together again soon.

Writing does helps loneliness - and this is so beautifully written. Voted up, best wishes MM


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi MM, Thank you for the visit, comment and vote. It does help, so do my friends here on the hubs. The best to you too. Greg


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LA Girl 4 years ago

Gregas, just remember how lucky you are to have that someone to miss. I find instead of words, I paint my loneness away and now I am finding myself drowning in an endless sea of paintings. I hope that someone, somewhere will throw out a flotation device before the sea dissipates in its entirety.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi LA Girl. Thank you for the visit and comment. I do realize how lucky I am to have her. Keep treading, you'll make it. Greg


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Margolyn 4 years ago from Wisconsin

My partner will never come back, and that's good because he is dead. I told him I don't want to see him in that presence. Of course I did see him in a dream. Since I have started to really engulf myself into writing the loneliness isn't so bad anymore. The long cold winters here in Wisconsin are quiet. At least your partner might be coming back, you can look forward to that, me on the other hand won't have that luxury. I await no more for him, and am glad. I am moving on and look back at it as a growth experience, because his death changed me, well so did his life but his death had a more profound impact on me. Life is worth writing about. I do it everyday, at least 500 words to be exact. u can rite 2 ;)


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Margolyn, Thank you for the visit and comment. Sorry to hear about your loss. As for our seperation, she is still in Calif. to settle her work and business and I am in Colo. to try and get things set up for the time when she is able to join me. Good luck on your book. I am working on one too. Actuallu a couple. Greg


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Writing is always a good way to vent ones emotions into life. To connect and share, to feel release even from those pent up emotions we may not be able to share in person. Found your hub useful and interesting. I hope she comes back...so you don't have to feel so alone anymore.


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rj0105 4 years ago from Pinehurst, ID

Very nicely written from a lonely, honest and sincere heart. Solitude is good for reflection and better insight, but staying positive and forward focused is always needed. Life's decisions are not always easy and pleasant, but to hang out in 'second guessing'your past decisions only seem to compound the loneliness and emptiness around you!

Make the phone calls very meaningful and enjoyable to both.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi GTS, Thank you for the visit, comment and words of encouragement. Greg

Hi RJ, Thank you for the visit and comment. The phone calls are very important to both of us. Greg


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

That's really good advice. Anything that works, works.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Wesman, Thank you for the visit and the comment. Greg


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi gregas

True love is worth the sacrifice. Hang in there.

Wish I had a man in my life that missed me.

Voted up and away!

Have a good weekend.


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msorensson 4 years ago

Yes, writing is great therapy...

Loneliness, longing for someone you love, is normal..an activity would take part of it away..preferably a physical activity..

As I am not an expert on matters of the heart, I can only wish you that which is best for you.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Sue, thank you for the visit, comment and the vote. I'm sure that some guy out there misses you. Greg

Hi Ms, Thank you for the visit and the comment. Also, thank you for the best wishes. Greg


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NightFlower 4 years ago

Well all is not so lost because she will be joining you later but this write is so sweet because I wonder if she is aware...really aware of how much you miss her and how romantic you are where she is concerned and are you this romantic with her in person because if you are she is definitely missing you too. Precious!


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Night Flower, Thank you for the visit and comment. She is aware of my feelings for her and I know she does miss me. And yes, I do show her the passion and how much I care for her when we are and aren't together. When we are apart she gets a "Good Morning Beautiful" poem from me every morning and I get one from her. We talk on the phone every day. A good thing for Internet and cell phones. Greg


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NightFlower 4 years ago

I have always believed in long distance relationships, depending on the two people, and I believe this is one of the sweetest declarations I've heard in a while regarding a man and his feelings for a woman. Good for YOU...WAY TO LOVE!


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

again writing is a theraphy nice hub..


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Queen Hypatia 4 years ago

Wish I could think of something to say that would make things better, but I know from experience that only time resolves some things. It's always good to remember that life is short and time can't be retrieved. Best wishes . . .


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

You have expressed your mind beautifully. But I can tell you, You will get along with this. May God bless you!


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JamesPoppell 4 years ago

This is well written. I can feel the emotions you are going through as I read this. I also have experience with long distance relationships and they are so hard at times. Like you, I write about it and that seems to help, a little. Thanks for sharing and I hope things get better for you.


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tsadjatko 4 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Great hub, great advice! And hubpages is the place where writing will bring you in touch with others who may fill that void created by lonliness - great way to enrich your life!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I haven't been getting warnings or even notifications when friends writing and it can be quite maddening at times. Gee I can't remember yesterday much less hundreds of friends. But is is good to know we do have them here and that has to help the loneliness some, no?


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Jackie, Thank you for the visit and the comment. It is good to know that we have friends here. Greg


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LauraD093 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Short but sweet you seem to be my writer polar opposite lol at least with this particular piece meaning my work often is long too long and long-winded like its author ...I can learn a thing or two or err... three from reading your work gregas this was nicely written and emotionally impacting as well. I probabaly would have used 5 paragraphs to say the same thing and would have gotten less impact lol...voted up ty found it beautiful and touching.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Laura, Thank you for the visit, comment and vote. Trust me, when you read some of my other hubs you will see I get a little long winded. I do in some of my comments too. Greg


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Africanus 4 years ago from London

Thank you very much for your Vote of Confidence and Welcome Aboard. Writing gives a new lease on life doesn't it!


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Africanus, Thank you for the visit and comment. I never felt I would be capable of writing something someone would actually understand. It just goes to show you, a person never knows until they try. And it does add a whole something different to one's life. Greg


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chrisnstar 4 years ago

At least you have someone to talk to and miss. It's much lonlier without anyone. Keep on writing.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Chris, Thank you for the visit and comment. I've been without someone too. And now that I have that special someone I will never let her go. Greg


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

Like reading a really good book, writing can tranport one to other places and times. It can bridge gaps and fill empty places. I love this hub. Voted up.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Dee, Thank you for the follow, visit, comment and vote. I never read very many books, but one that sticks with me is by Dean Koontz, "The Bad Place". I can remember visualizing the different places he described. I always thought that should have been made into a movie. By the way, I don't read much because almost every time I just pick up a book I tend to fall asleep. It's just too relaxing. Thank you again, Greg


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Totally agree with you.

Writing can be therapeutic. You lose yourself in it.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Lady_E, Thank you for the visit and comment. Yes, and I can't think of too many better places to get lost. Greg


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Writing is truly a therapy. Sometimes I write and it turns out t be nonesense - just words without meaning. But what really matters is that i was able to release everything inside through writing - regardless if it made sense to others or not.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Jpcmc, Thank you for the visit and comment. What you write doesn't always have to make sense to anyone else, as long as it makes you feel better. Greg


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Gregas and everyone here, thanks for sharing your hearts.

I have been alone most of my life, without ever having a partner or a companion. It's getting harder sometimes now, but I do have the strength to keep going, by and large. It's painful sometimes. Yet out of this often there comes a gem of a moment, which life was just waiting to happen, and I think, "Now I know why the past few days were so deeply lonely. It was waiting for this special moment which could not have happened any other way."

This is also a Sunday morning, 3.30am - must be something special about the early hours!


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Jonny, Thank you for the visit, follow and comment. I know that some people prefer to be alone, as maybe yourself, and I do at times, but most of the time I enjoy the company of my significant other. Greg


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mphsglo 4 years ago

I hope everything works out.


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kittyjj 4 years ago from San Jose, California

Wow, you two are truly, madly and deeply in love with each other. With Valentine's day approaching, I hope you two can at least see each other online via webcams. Happy valentine's day to you both. :)


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi MPH, Thank you, the two of us together will make sure it works out. Greg

Hi Kitty, Thank you for the concerns. Been this way since 1984, long story. Greg


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sweetguide 4 years ago from River side

I got a new idea .Thanks dear gregas for sharing this


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Sweet, What idea did you get? Greg


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Mala Srivastava 4 years ago from India

very beautifully written


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Greg, I love reading hubs that come straight from the heart! Distance may be difficult, but Love can stand up to such a barrier! Voted up! Great hub!


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Mala, Thank you very much. Greg

Hi Audra, Thank you for the vote. Trust me, our love for each other has held up against some very tough trials. The distance barrier is really nothing that either of us let get in the way. Greg


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Gosh it must be completely heart breaking to be separated from your loved one for so long. I find it difficult enough when my husband has to go away just for a couple of days. I hope you wont be apart for too long now. A phone call or a letter makes all the difference doesn't it?


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Acaetnna, Thank you. It's been about 9 months. She has how long to the second and lets me know every Tue. in an e-mail. But this seperation would probably not exist if it wasn't for cell phones and the Internet. We'll make it though. Greg


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angela martinez67 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

hi greg :) what u said is very true. writing keeps loneliness some sort of company. ur still lucky tho' that despite of the loneliness u still have that special someone even when afar. another confirmation that "LDR's" does work anyhow. keep the lines (phone/emails) burnin' so as not love to fade. *wink


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Angela, Thank you. Our love has passed the test of time, and I believe, every other test possible. When the time is right, we will be together for an eternity. Greg


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and Beautiful!

The impact of loneliness is very strong in your hub because your experience has made you write such effectively. It is very true that writing helps to curb loneliness as it allows you to pour your heart out. May your loneliness come to an end very soon!


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Shampa, Thank you. Things will come together for us. Our love for each other will take care of that. I worry about some others, like Angela above. I wish there was some way I could help them. Greg


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angela martinez67 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

that was so thoughtful of u Greg...thank u. loneliness has been a part of my existence i have endured all these years. no worries tho', i'm a strong woman who believes everything has its own proper time and that every person we meet along the way has a purpose. thankful we get to have encounters in here that supports & encourages each one in the process. hope u guys had a wonderful day as my morning begins to start again.^^


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Angela, I know you must be a very strong lady, to keep going. When the right person comes along you will know in your heart. Greg


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angela martinez67 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

thanks greg...u sure bet i am (strong)! yet this time i think i'd rather not trust my heart too much anymore coz' it has always failed me. i know in time, i'll be fine.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I am so sorry--this must be a difficult time for you. Your heartache is palpable in this hub---


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

Oh my - a poem every morning. She must be a most wonderful person.

Hang in there-

All the best-

Patti a/k/a 34th


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Audrey, Thank you. The Internet and cell phones make the seperation bearable, though there are times when..... Greg

Hi Patti, Thank you. Every once in awhile the poem is an original of mine, but not always. But they do always express my love for her. And yes, she is wonderful and very special. Greg


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sheilanewton 4 years ago from North Shields, UK

So lovely - you're other half probably misses you as much as you miss her. Missing her is making you write some stunning prose and poetry - keep up the good work. Got your email!!


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi again Sheila, Thank you again and for the votes too. I know she misses me too. I think that is actually harder than the fact that I miss he so much. And there is a story there too. Soap opera actually. Greg


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

I, too, started writing many years ago -- journaling, in my case -- to stay sane, to get in touch with my own voice. What a journey it is, and once the painful part is past, as it will be, then the excitement creeps in. Stay with it. Thanks for following me along on my hubpages journey. Sandra Busby


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Sandra, Thank you. I always hear that people have been writing for years, some since they were little and so many that have kept journals. I wish I had done that. When I look back on my life I have to rely on my old memory. I am however writing "the story of my life as I remember it", if for no other reason, my kids and grandkids. I have been activly writing for less than 2 years and I am not an avid reader. Some people say that you have to love to read in order to write. I guess, if thst is the case, I will never make a writer then. I guess I have rambled enough. Greg


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kittyjj 4 years ago from San Jose, California

I regretted not keeping journals too. Good thing that I have a lot of old pictures of my kids when they were little.


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

You are obviously a writer, Greg, and it is "IMO" silly to say that reading is a prerequiste for writing! I wouldn't consider my reading habits terribly 'avid' either, but when I do read, I love 'True Crime' stories-not very high-fallutin' stuff-so I guess some would question my 'quality' as a writer and considered low class! ;) I really don't care about others' judgements because I ADORE writing and some folks enjoy reading my words.

This hub is obviously from your heart, and I found it very touching.

Keep it up!!


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

Electra "said" about 4,000 years ago: "Foolish is the child who forgets her parent's piteous deaths." (I think it's a play by Homer - I don't get out much.)

I understand what it means, though, and have lived it. I spent four years caring for my parents. I bitched A LOT. Now? I wish I'd done more...


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Kitty, Thank you. I wish I had pictures. I have to go strickly by memory, which my long term is still good. Greg

Hi Lorlie, Thank you. There is nothing wrong with what you read, as long as you enjoy it. One of my interests is, serial killers. I am fascinated to learn what each one's childhood was like and what made them do the things they did. I like learning how the human mind ticks. They keep putting all this money into space travel to learn about the universe when there is the mind here on earth that they don't really understand yet. Greg

Hi again 34th BG, Thank you for researching that quote. Greg


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jamila sahar 4 years ago

beautiful hub, you will find your way to one another very soon ;-)


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Jamila, Thank you. I know our hearts are connected so we will be together again, when she has completed her mission of caring for her mother. Greg


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one2get2no 4 years ago from Olney

Beautifully written. Voted up.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi One, Thank you very much for the compliment and the vote. Greg


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empire mike 4 years ago from empire, colorado

hey greg, nice hub. loneliness certainly a bitter reality for you, me, and and a multitude of us. what to me is sadder is that we live in a society that actually chooses to continue to isolate itself from it's own species. i guess that's why hubpages, etc. is here. it is a good place for us lonelyfarts. i hope your separation is shortlived. love durango!


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Be thankful you still have her in your life and your separation is a short one. I live on my own and have done so for some time now, yet it's my choice. I've been married twice and it just didn't work out. I found myself not to be the marrying kind.

I enjoy my solitude however with a handful of solid friends surrounding me I never feel entirely alone. I like keeping my own place and my lady friends theirs, visits and dinners together are just fine and great company. Hope you reunite soon.


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LauraD093 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

gregas I posted this hub to my Facebook page after giving it another peek. I agree with the sentiment expressed by Vincent Moore as well. I waited until 35 to marry for the first time- after living with my spouse first for 6yrs (now together 11years.) A conservative type he pushed for matrimony hard I finally agreed with bohemian trepidation... it has been hard but rewarding at times. Like you when I am lonely I also write and my hubby is often in the next room. Again thank-you for a well-written thought provoking hub.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Mike, Thank you. Yep, hubpages is a good places for us oldfarts to hang out. I'm getting to like Durango too. Greg

Hi Vincent, Thank you. I am very thankful. I have almost lost her more than once and because of my own stupidity. I will never come close to losing her again. Actually, I enjoy my solitude too, as long as I am waiting for her. My dog and I spend a lot of time on walks, drives and together at home. Greg

Hi Laura, Thank you. It is very tough to wait, but in the long run things usually turn out better that way and make it much more worth it. Greg


34th Bomb Group 4 years ago

This Hub just keeps getting better! Kudos, Greg!!


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

Writing has always helped me when I'm lonely or sad. And if you send your words to the one you love, she will have them to treasure always. That's one reason snail mail is so wonderful. It brings words that can be stowed away and reread when the other is lonely, at all hours of the day and night. Words of love are never wasted.


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Serial killers fascinate me as well, gregas. In fact my 'True Crime' reading is mostly about them and their motivations and such. I also 'enjoy' television treatments of these animals, like 'Criminal Minds' and some of the 'Law and Order' episodes.

Oh, and I do agree-let's spend the cash on troubles here on earth first!

Thanks again for a great hub!


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi WannaB, Thank you. All of the poems I have written were written with her love in mind and heart. She is my life. Greg

Hi Lorlie, Thank you. I'm not sure what you are refering to about serial killers and this hub, but serial killers and stories about them do interest me. Greg


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

YIKES! "Duh", I mean! The Butcher hub of yours was the one I was thinking of, and I should have commented there. Forgive me, for I really enjoy your hubs and read the Butcher one then went on hungrily to this one...confused reader, I guess!

Sorry, and take great care.


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi again Lrlie, I can understand the mix up and I am happy that you enjoy reading my hubs. I have several hubs and I have a terrible short term memory, so would you please let me know which of my hubs is the Butcher hub. Greg


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

"The Butcher of Elmendorf" by JY3502! Lordy. You didn't even write it! For shame, Laurel-my name, of course. I believe you commented there and I loved those comments...I assumed-erroneously-that you'd written it.

Again, my apologies for all the confusion-it's not good for us old-timers! ;) Senior moments are exhausting, yes? ;)


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Laurel, I agree with the senior moment thing. I tend to have those, probably more than you. And I'm not so proud that I won't accept a comment even if it was meant for someone else. I do like JY's hubs too. As a matter of fact, I collect them in folders and read them. No appology needed, I like your comments, even if they weren't for me. Greg


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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

;););)


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

I wrote letters to my friends and boyfriend every day when I was away from them for a year. That's many years ago now, but it felt really good to write. I like this hub, voted up!


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Talk about Senior Moments..... I was on the sea front promenade in Ibiza, a few years ago. Had been sitting in the cafe having a coffee and reading the newspaper. Got up, paid the bill, walked out into the blazing sunshine. Folded up the newspaper to shield my eyes from the sun. Had walked a few yards and suddenly thought, "I've left my newspaper behind!"


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Made, Thank you. It is good therapy to write. Thank you for the vote. Greg


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Jonny, Thank you. I know that feeling, though I don't know what it has to do with this story. But, thank you for the visit and the enlightening comment. Greg


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Hello, Hope you and your love are together real soon.

Writting is therapeutic, and I can get lost in stories.

Thank you for following me.


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Sneha Sunny 3 years ago from India

This is so beautiful! Lucky lady, she is. ;-)

I too agree that writing helps a lot. I too write when I'm lonely or angry. (And of course when I'm happy!) You can spit out the tension by writing. It really makes you feel relaxed.


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

gregas You are a beautiful writer gregas. Thank you for sharing your heart. This was written a while back. By now I do hope that you and your love are together or as your hearts desire. Writing is like medicine for the soul. For me it helps clear out the cob webs for the light to shine on in. At least when I am feeling sad or despaired. My most favorite thing to do when I am low is talk to God. He is the great comforter. He rescues me every time. May God Bless you and yours gregas. Please do come over for a visit when you find the time. Love sunny's comment above writing, 'spits out the tension'!! That is for reals. Have to laugh that is a good one. Hugs to you my friend. Skye


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gregas 3 years ago from Corona, California. Author

Hi Sunny and Skye, Thank you both for your comments. We are still in love and a couple and closer together now that I have moved back to California, but we still go long periods without seeing each other. She spends a lot of time taking care of her mother and I can't pull her away from that because of her love for her family. I have come out of retirement and gone back to work full time. That fills some of the void as I wait and I have my dog, my best buddy, Harley, and we spend a lot of time together. I haven't written anything in quite a while but I am going to go back to writing soon. Again, thank you both for the kind words and concern. Greg


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Nancy C Moores 3 years ago

Hi gregas, hubpages showed where you came on my hub, thanks so much. I appreciate that. I, looking over your hubs, saw this one and it intrigued me. I too am going thru something like this, and is very hard. He is in another country, but we are patiently waiting for the right time for me to go there to him. I am glad that you are closer to your love, and will be worth the wait I know. Take care.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Hello Gregas! I like that you wrote this in such a sincere, straightforward manner, like a journal or diary entry...it speaks directly out of that "need" to write. And you are so right---it does help to write and to reach out when we feel lonely. I am glad to read above that you are closer to the one you love too. Wishing you happiness and inspiration! :-)


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denden mangubat 3 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

i love your writings.

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