'AFFORDABLE HEATING.....? SET THE SOFA ALIGHT, LOVE. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU'LL GET WARM THIS WINTER'......
........and then there's A.H.
Taboos we are ALMOST allowed
to talk about.
L is for ....(wait for it.......brace yourself)....LONELINESS. Ministers are mentioning it, surveys this week are recording it, news bulletins are leading with it, and a million oldies are facing it. Perhaps....(again,
brace yourself...) you and I are experiencing it too? The mid-lifers, the' I've got a wifers', the 'starting out in a jobbers', the mothers, the fathers, the iphone checkers, the tweenies, the teenies.......News just in: we can all get LONELY. But don't tell anyone.....because.......
I like being alone
now. I like my own company. But let's not protest too much. I.Get.Lonely.Sometimes. And.So. Perhaps, do you? The rushing, the eating, the drinking, the running, the clubbing, the working, the achieving, the fighting for justice, the money making, the
religion doing.........it stops (if you let it and are brave enough or lucky enough not to get addicted to it), And then what? Whoops; I've got to live with myself. When it's imposed for too long, because of illness, death/loss of a spouse/partner,
limited or no family contact, then it's sickening. Literally.
You can do a degree now in 'End of Life Studies'; next up 'Loneliness; what it is, what it does and how to face it'.
Ah yes, nearly forgot. A.H.
Affordable Heating. Now there's a (cold) blast from the past. Thanks, British Gas.