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Looking out my Backdoor: Sometimes life - Soup or salad?


February 22, 2018

First serving: soup. When I hug friends goodbye, friends whom I see once a year or less frequently, I go into a three-day funk. My life feels like metaphorical soup, seasoned with a dollop of melancholy and a pinch of abandonment.

The day after Jerry and Lola left, I came the closest to a panic attack that I’ve been since the ’80s. Jerry and Lola are innocent. All they did was go home to Idaho.

My friends, whom I love, were tasty ingredients in my soup. I’d been six weeks gathering ingredients. Six weeks of guests, of going places, of visiting, of being with friends; all of this i...

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