Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Lonely Crane

I call this crane lonely since it is always by itself, when it visits us.  Many cranes mate for life but not all, per the net.

This crane may want to be alone but it reminds me of the subject of loneliness.   I appreciate the fact that I can get out of the house, if I want to....

When busy with jobs and kids, we wish for peace and quiet.   I remember those days of being too busy and I did survive enjoy them.

Thankfully we have many communications that previous generations did not have.  My Grandmother waited on letters.

I can talk to or email my kids that are busy with their careers.  Oh yeah, when hubs listens as I chatter away.

I recommend when lonely reach out to others or enjoy your peace and quiet!

19 comments:

Sandra said...

I love peace and quiet. that means hubby does not have the TV blasting so it hurts my ears because he can't hear. so peace and quiet i love. love the communication we have now and wish my mother were still alive, she would have loved my blog and email, she waited for letters and I had to force myself to write one with pictures in it once a week. email and blog is so easy to keep track of family

Joanne said...

Great advice. It is easier to keep in touch. Poor little crane...seems like he should be with a mate. Blessings, Joanne

DUTA said...

Despite the variety of communication means existing nowadays, loneliness is still a subject.

I think that's all a matter of personality. Some people feel lonely even when they're surrounded by people. For others, it suffices to keep in touch by phone or email to feel that they're not lonely, even if they're alone and enjoying the quiet of the house.

Lovely picture the one at the top of your post!

Stacey Dawn said...

I so hear ya - and am trying to take that advice - when lonely - reach out - get out and visit others!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Lovely picture!

Ginny said...

Alone doesn't have to be the same as being lonely. Your crane does look rather sad, though. We have seen a few great blue herons over the years, and they are always alone, I don't know why!

Wanda said...

Great suggestions for times of loneliness. As you said some time being along is just a time of renewing oneself.

sprinkles said...

I get lonely sometimes but lately I've been busy enough that I haven't had time to worry about it.

Muffie said...

I think without the online resources available to me, I'd be quite lonely. My friends still work, and I need to communicate, so I turn to the internet and my new friends there.
Peace,
Muff

Libby said...

kim...i live alone now, & i LOVE it...call me a selfish control freak, but i can decide if or when i want company...most of the time, i do, but, if i don't i don't have to okay it with anyone..

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's what blogging is for, LOL!

Karen Mortensen said...

Great last line. I love that picture.

hip-chick said...

My mother had a friend who once said to me that when one is lonely just invite some one over for coffee. It seems over simplified perhaps. But, if you think of all the lonely people in the world and pair them up...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Your crane story reminded me of another blog friend that had a long duck in the small lake near her home. When the mate died --the male still keeps coming back to look for her. It's sad. Some of them DO mate for life.

I remember writing my mother a letter every Thursday for years and years... It would have been easier these days with email and texting so readily available.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rachel said...

There's such a difference in being alone and being lonely. It's so nice to be able to reach out to others if we have the desire, it's also nice to be able to enjoy the peace and solitude of a beautiful day! I think the choice is ours!!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I definitely like my alone time. :) Neat picture.

slommler said...

Yes! Down time is precious and fleeting!!
I wish my mama would get a cell phone or a computer. Then I could email and text to my hearts content!! But alas...she refuses. So I call her two or three times a week. This has to suffice. She is such a treasure.
And I do text my grandkids all the time and it is great to keep in touch this way!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Tracy said...

Kim,
I only know how we wish for P & Q...and then when I get it, I'm done with it after about an hour~ I guess it's a lesson in be happy with whatever your life entails :)
Have a great day!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

I try to remember that one day I will be alone...and it is coming faster than I like. Well hubby will be there. But I also try to remember to call my parents when I can. Thanks for the reminder!

Blessings to you my friend!

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