Wednesday, August 31, 2005

There's this saddness about


Today is sad.

There is this overwhelming heaviness in the air.
There are a multitude of things happening with my co-workers, but nothing specifically sad happening directly in my life.

There is a girl at work who found out her dad is dying of cancer. The Dr.'s have given him 6 - 12months to live. I get a lump in my throat everytime I think of it. I can't imagine what she is going through, much less figure out how to make it better, other than trying to make her laugh.

Another girls dog just died. It was 15 years old, so she's saying goodbye to a longtime friend.

And T just went out on maternity leave.... for a year! That should be happy, but she will be missed daily here at work... she has a great sense of humor.

So here we are... at work, everyone's extremely quiet, with this heaviness pressing.... something I can physically feel on my heart, and in my throat.

I want to get up and shake my ass, just to break the tension.
But I won't.
I will sit here quietly and listen to my ipod, and think of better things...

2 comments:

Peggy said...

That really sucks....!!

paintergirl said...

Linda,
you making me laugh is the best thing for me. I know what you mean about the heaviness... it's pretty bad. And it might get worse for me. But having all of you guys here, and knowing that you're doing your best to make me laugh is the best thing. I've only just started here...but you and everyone else have made me feel at home. You especially with your quarky ways!! Thanks for making me laugh...and thanks for being a friend!!