Dating for a year
And on it went until it was her and she waved, presumably because she recognized me from my Facebook photos. I’d met this new friend in a Facebook group for writers.
I wandered around the city alone, treating myself to meals at new restaurants, reading in coffee shops for hours, soaking up the city. I drove to a new neighborhood with a concert ticket and hopes that the intimate venue might allow for some conversation with strangers.
In a sixth-century treatise on the calculation of Easter, Dionysius 'the Little' first proposed to count from the birth of Christ to avoid honouring the hated persecutor Diocletian.
His idea was popularised in England by the Venerable Bede, who added the notion of counting backwards for dates 'Before Christ'.
That’s been my trouble with being good at being alone. But while I’m enjoying it, loneliness is likely sneaking up behind me.
I don’t know it’s there until I’m suddenly paralyzed by isolation.
It was just me and the sidewalks and subways of Chicago, testing each other out. But I hadn’t considered that parking would be expensive, and I was broke from all those coffee shop cappuccinos.
I ended up crying, driving home and skipping the show.
We might find ourselves intentionally ignoring certain “heavy” subjects that might become potential deal-breakers when we’re just not fully ready to let go of the person we love and our newfound happiness.
Persians, Mayans, Jains, even Freemasons, all have their own eras.