Saturday, September 4, 2010

Empty Nest Discovery #10: Dolore Racconto E Mezzo Consolato

There is an Italian proverb, dolore racconto e mezzo consolato--literally, pain told is half consoled. It means if you talk about your troubles, you'll feel better.  No one is alone in being sad, scared and alone. Once I fessed up to it, others shared their sadness, their fear, and their loneliness with me.  We sat over it like it was a warm cup of coffee we sipped over the the Internet via direct messages, @replies and Facebook comments. Some of us even made phone calls and *gasp* got together in person!  Together, we weren't as sad, scared or alone. 

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