Saturday, May 26, 2012
Lonely Horse 2000
I was very shy as a child (and still am--I've just learned how to act like I'm not), and I didn't have many friends. Being around people was difficult because I didn't know how to interpret their emotions, or understand how they felt about me. In the third grade I met Jennifer, and she became my best friend. I was complete for the first time in my conscious life, and not alone anymore. However, I was a jealous and possessive friend, and by the fifth grade, Jennifer had dropped me for a new group of less demanding girls. It was a hard lesson, and even now, 49 years later, I can remember the overwhelming pain and sadness of being alone once again.