One thing is becoming clear. The less I am online the realer I become. That means less Vicki and more Self. I don’t think you will miss Vicki much at all; I don’t.
Vicki is hard on herself. She had to go to the mall to find a pair of reading glasses. She went to Sears, Lenscrafters, VisionWorks and Hallmark before she found a pair at Hallmark.
On the way she stopped in at 2 stores that sold makeup. The first had a vibe she didn’t like but the second store suited her to a tee. She chatted with the people that worked there and bought an eyebrow pencil and a brighter lipstick than she wore before her cataract surgery.
She laughed with the people that helped her and got a truer perspective on herself. “Don’t be so hard on yourself,” the girl that helped her said. I knew she was right about that. I am my own boss. I work my own hours. I do what I like.
I am grateful to the handful that stick with me. I have forsaken the volumes of words on Facebook. Words won’t work after you reach a certain point of solitude. The silence inside speaks clearly to you. It says “Don’t speak. Listen.”
And that is my word of the day for you. “Listen.”