My life is good. I have two nieces and a nephew who I love more than life itself. I just traveled for two weeks and learned to scuba dive. I have a career that I love and is incredibly fulfilling. I have free time to read and knit and live in a beautiful area.
But there’s sadness around the edge of my brain.
You know when you have a floater in your eye, but you can’t see it directly, just around the edge of your vision?
Nothing lasts. I love my dog very much but she’s aging and one day I’ll have to deal with her loss. I love every minute with my nieces and nephew but they’re not my kids and I have to work around other people’s schedules and have little control over when I get to see them. I am happily single and love living and traveling alone but have strong pangs of loneliness when I see people who are in wonderful partnerships or watch certain movies or TV shows.
The sadness is nebulous and not life-threatening (yes, I believe sadness can be life-threatening), but it is there.
Just around the edges, but it’s there.