Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Friends who walk away like that cease to be one or were they distracted by the stormy path? Lets give them a benefit of doubt and another chance…a mind game?

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    1. I agree, Balroop – in this case, I’d like to think they were distracted by something. Next time, we may get to know… perhaps?

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  2. A wonderful entry Tom for your Mind Walk theme. and I Like Balroops answer of them being distracted.. I wonder though how many have turned not wanting to get caught in conversation from someone they once knew .. Wishing you a restful evening Tom and a good rest of the week

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    1. Thanks, Sue… yes, there is that, isn’t there? Time gone by… water under the bridge… many reasons I suppose.
      I hope you too have a good evening, Sue. πŸ˜€

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      1. I know from my own perspective Tom I have had that happen to me.. Knowing some one Sees you and not speaking is hurtful though.. x

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        1. Done intentionally, yes, I agree – very hurtful. I would hope that it isn’t intentional, but people are people… we all have things on our minds from time to time, but a quick acknowledgement just takes a second.

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          1. Yes it does..I understand how that feels …when my Mother and I met around a corner in our town.. I said hello she turned on her heels in the other direction.. 😦 It took along while to heal from that one.. Even though it had been 10 yrs she had stopped talking to me.. I had always tried to communicate but gave up as I was only hurting myself.. The Universe threw us together for one last chance.. I spoke she choose not to. Sadly she passed away 4 months later.. So I soo know.

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            1. I’m sorry, Sue… I can imagine just how painful that would have been. The thing is you tried – you couldn’t have done any more, even with the Universe’s help.

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              1. True Tom.. I know that now.. which is all part of my journey and own healing and letting go.. Knowing I tried.. and sending forgiveness .. and Love out I hope she now knows I always did and will always love her.. xx

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  3. Beautiful. It draws you in, gently, and keeps you, almost, spellbound. I love it.
    ~ Cobs.

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    1. Ah, thank you very much, Cobs!

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  4. An intriguing poem about the what ifs of seeing someone we know but not being acknowledged. I liked this very much, Tom.
    I encountered an old physician of mine at a clothing store with his wife. He had retired years before and I had to seek a new one. When I approached to say hello, he looked at me as if he didn’t acknowledge me. I walked away. I thought he was avoiding a wife-type issue. I continued shopping. Later on his wife came over to say he had Alzheimer’s. This incident inspired my recent post. Things aren’t always the way they seem. 😊 I suppose I have another story to write about Alzheimer’s. Fate does hand us gifts. Have a relaxing Wednesday night.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Very true, Isadora… we can’t really take all things at face value – there are lots of reasons as to why things are different to how we think they should be…
      I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday also! πŸ™‚

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      1. It’s Thursday – πŸ˜€- hard to figure the days out with around the world blog friends.
        Physical therapy day … painful … but both knees improving. I may be dancing real soon. 😎

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        1. Hope so, Isadora! πŸ˜€
          It’s Thursday here now as well! Confusing thing, time, isn’t it! πŸ˜€

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  5. These days we are all easily distracted. So I am hopeful the old friend was just that. Nice poem. Food for thought, Tom.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Yes, I’m hoping this is all due to distraction as well… but there are many other reasons as well.

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      1. I try to think positively. But, some friends are not good friends. Those true ones are hard to come by. πŸ˜‰

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        1. Unfortunately, that is so true, Susan.

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  6. All will be well as long as you don’t make assumptions…Like assume someone saw you and react to that rather than just accepting what it is for whatever reason and be strong enough within to let it go by. It is there problem more than it is yours. Still though, it’s hard no matter what. Hey TL I left you an email. Check your spam πŸ™‚ VK

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    1. Very true, VK.
      Sorry, VK – I received your email, but just haven’t had time to reply yet… I will get to it soon (it will be either Friday or Saturday now though…) But no worries – I’m just working through a few things without rushing (in the time I have spare, that is! It’s all backwards and forwards here at the minute!)

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