“A lifetime is one long now.” Olivia Dresher wrote that and when I read it, it took me a few seconds before I could grasp her meaning. Then I smiled and nodded.
Thomas Farber penned this one: “Not comfortable sharing, low need for affiliation. An only child, he became an only adult.”
Here’s one I wrote after spending an afternoon with a group with whom I realized I had little in common:
Standing by myself,Try your hand at writing one. If you’d like, you may send it to me personally at email@example.com.
if I’m contented, I call that solitude;
if I’m uncomfortable, I call it loneliness.
In this series, I’ll give you axioms that seem original to me. On a few occasions, I’ve written one, only later to learn that it’s remarkably similar to what someone else said 500 years ago.
Aphorisms make me smile before I say,
“I never thought of it that way.”