SoCS August 23/14

Begin with a preposition…..


At the third tone it will be…….I listened to this endless times when I was growing up, why? No idea, I think I was intrigued with the notion that a person spoke those lines ad nausea.

The issue with time is that for all of us it is finite even though the concept of time is infinite.

My friend is in pain right now, physical pain, it has laid her low and everyday for her recently has been a struggle. There’s not much I can do, I have tried crying for her in her distress but she says she doesn’t need my tears rather my love, compassion, care and empathy.

It’s a hard gig when with the passing of each day you anticipate improvement and nature being nature fools you into thinking there has been an improvement only let you down by smashing you once again with throbbing pain and discomfort.

I hate that it has done this to us. Robbed us of the us that is us.

But I hang in there with her. I have to be positive as I know improvement is not far away, the alternative isn’t worth considering I think. I want the wonderful person I know back with me, not languishing and feeling miserable twenty-four seven, what sort of life is that?

But I know in my heart it will all even out. In time I hear people say stuff evens out. Nothing lasts forever, even pain.

So at present its all a bit like I said at the start……at the third tone……


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28 Responses to SoCS August 23/14

  1. Times like this are so difficult…thanks for writing about it. I really appreciate this part, which is a great lesson for all of us to take away: “she says she doesn’t need my tears rather my love, compassion, care and empathy.” I wish you and your friend all the best.

  2. LindaGHill says:

    I’m so sorry for your friend’s pain, Michael. Hugs to you both, and wishes for a better tomorrow.

  3. Gabriella says:

    This is a very poignant write, Michael. I am sorry you and your friend have to go through that. Thinking of you both.

  4. I am sorry to hear this. I have just recovered from a month of sickness myself, and while what I went through was probably nothing close to what your friend is facing I know what you mean by knowing in your heart that it will all even out. I wish you both all the best and hope your friend gets better soon.

  5. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    This is quite sad but as usual so well written. It is hard to live in pain and such a challenge watching someone we love suffer…sending you both positive soothing vibes, Michael.

  6. morgaine620 says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I am with you there as my husband has a back injury from long ago and is in constant pain. Sending both of you lots of healing energy, a huge cup of tea and the cookie 🙂

  7. Lyn says:

    As always, this is very well written Michael. Your friend has my utmost sympathy. Chronic pain is the pits! In fact, I think it’s one of the deepest pits you can be in. It not only affects you physically, but mentally as well.

  8. Being close to some one suffering in pain, is heart breaking. Knowing nothing you can do, can take it away. The only thing you can do is as she asks. To show love, compassion and empathy to help make it easier. I wish you and her calm and pain free happiness very soon. Hang in there both of you, a tough road for a little time ahead but I know it will be worth it. Beautifully said.

  9. These are the times that make the good ones so much appreciated. Good thoughts to you both.

  10. JackieP says:

    I very nice, loving tribute to a friend Michael. I’m sure she appreciates it with all her heart. When one is in pain, especially constant it’s hard for the other person to comprehend what a toll it takes on them. But as you said, even pain is temporary, or at least I do hope so. You are a good friend.

  11. Jade Reyner says:

    This is my first visit to your blog via the SofCS prompt. I enjoyed reading your piece and I found it very moving. I wish your friend well and am looking forward to reading more of your work in the future.

  12. mandy says:

    “she says she doesn’t need my tears rather my love, compassion, care and empathy.” What she needs is all you are, dear Michael. My thoughts are with you both. ♥

  13. RoSy says:

    Always difficult to see our loved ones hurting or in pain.

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