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July 29, 2015


William Caulfield

Get a cat. Talk to it.

Petra Caulfield

That's what I was going to say. Get two cats, then you not only have (hopefully awake) discussion partners, but you also can be an intermediary when they have a spat...

Peter G

I go with a second dog myself but to each his own.

Peter G

You touch on my deepest fear. I do not believe in an interventionist God but if I did the boon I would pray for was an instantaneous death that took both my wife and myself. I can't say death frightens me overly much as I have had a greater length of life than most humans can claim. But I do fear the grief and loneliness that must be either my lot or my wife's should either predecease the other. It is an unenviable choice. We, my wife and I, have talked of such things and my advice to her was to find such solace in companionship with my blessing as might come her way were I to go first. But I don't know if I could take my own advice.


To this layman your writing indicates a highly organized mind. I've often spoken aloud to myself briefly, even with other people around - a short sentence or two - and only feel odd speaking to the TV.

I've read losing a spouse is one of the most emotionally complicated events we endure and would not pretend ability to make any type of judgement.



Anne J

I thought that talking to oneself was a sign of a deep thinker?

David & Son of Duff

I have to talk to myself, nobody else will listen!


Next you'll surprise us by claiming to read what you write here.

The Dark Avenger

From the movie The Ruling Class:

Lady Claire Gurney: How do you know you're God?
Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney: Simple. When I pray to Him, I find I am talking to myself.
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