Shopping Girl

The lonely had not been as sharp when he/she/they loved her.
She is back in years remembering the same old lonely, the well has reappeared.
It comes back on days when the world feels short.

She’d pass them by, those happy looking people on a Friday night, connective wrappers around each other, enjoying something about being together.
And she was walking out of step with them, a sales tag with the word indescribable written around her and through her.

There was no bargain to the Friday shopping girl who felt the solitary of buying for one.
She knew she should love herself more.
Never taught how, no role model in the file to look up the art of loving yourself.

She did have this love once that was pure and made her brave enough to find a new place of being.

A love that was teaching her to embrace being her and not feel short changed in the world.
It was healing her and then by her own destructible condition she killed it twice, three times to be sure it would not survive.

The shops have closed their doors and no one has the right money.

The old lonely is not friendly, no bargains and no credit available.

© K S Hardy 2010

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    profoundly meaningful!!!!!

  • Hi Charmiene
    Thank you stopping by to join me on a my Friday night
    shopping :) x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    have been here a long time ago…not my best shop and wouldn’t recommend it to those I love ……:O)

  • Hi Christine
    Yeh… some shopping is best done when we have a full
    belly of self-love and a credit card with a generous limit
    Thank you for your shopping thoughts.. ;O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    oh KarenSue, I am feeling dreadful lonely right now. hugging you. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Hi Shar
    Well it is 3 weeks ago that I posted this…time is moving
    And my dear friend, I so hope that you are in a gentle place as
    you read this reply from me.
    I hope there is tenderness around you…sending you petals
    from Oz for your pillow xoxoxo

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Teacup
    Teacupalmost 4 years ago

    There is that loneliness that seeps deeper into the core when surrounded by people… all too familiar… x

  • Hi ya
    Thank the heavens I have you xxxxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • AnniG
    AnniGalmost 4 years ago

    Phew… I do know this, feel this story…A deeply profound piece this is. Gawd knows…I do hate shopping!
    The old lonely is not friendly, no bargains and no credit available
    You have such a way with words, KS…bravo!

  • Hi Anni
    Have had a ’ few bargains ’ since I penned this and
    they have been unexpected. Now that is really when
    life gives you a super sale and interest free… gotta
    love that!
    Hope your world is smiling and many thanks for your birthday
    wishes. xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoalmost 4 years ago

    “A love that was teaching her to embrace being her and not feel short changed in the world.”
    My favorite line…
    lovely and pulling write KarenSue

  • Hello you :O))
    You have been a little quiet me thinks….or I have missed
    some of your work.
    Will have to have a meander down Judy’s way me thinks.
    Hope you are well and life is bubbling the way you like it

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • JLSeagull
    JLSeagullalmost 4 years ago

    Know this well. Incredible. Xoxo and xoxo and xoxo

  • Hi ya
    Hope you well and your shopping basket has goodies in
    it ;O) xxxxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 4 years ago

    It is so important for children to be loved, and brought up in a safe environment. Absolutely perfect story! I felt this deep in the heart.

  • Hi Joe
    Many thanks for stopping by to do a spot of shopping with
    me, appreciate you bringing your thoughtfulness along :O))

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 4 years ago

    Round and around our loneliness goes.

  • And then we grow a life line and get wiser to that
    revolving emotional debit me thinks…well that is the
    hope anyway ;O) xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderalmost 4 years ago

    KS, wonderful write with a great message to love yourself. Very insightful write KS.

  • Hi Ya Tony
    Here I be still enjoying shopping but much better at picking
    the days to go and those days which I am better to stay
    at home. :O)) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

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