Sighs

by | Jul 29, 2010 | 0 comments

A friend wrote me today and told me that she didn’t know if I’d noticed, but I’d been sighing constantly her whole visit.

i don’t know if you even realized how much you were sighing. every time you sighed, i felt so much sadness for you. there are no words, only deep sighs from you innermost places. the heaviness can only be expressed in the sigh.”

I do notice. I just sigh a lot now. Sometimes it’s a quiet, hmmph. Sometimes it’s a longer sigh- ahhhhh.

JAC

July 29, 2010
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