I have many, many faults & one of those is I am a talker. Because I live alone & have no people left, I go days & days without a conversation with anyone, not even strangers. So when I am around people sometimes I have too much to say. I even know when I'm doing it & sometimes can't stop it but to be fair I try to temper it.
Today, I was leaving Costco & a lady had a cute service dog & I commented on how cute he was. He was a harrier, a dog type I've never heard of. She was telling me about him & how good he was on the ranch. Turns out she & husband live down near Spur & we talked about that for a few minutes. And then we went our separate ways. And those 10 minutes made me happy.
I had also gone today for a haircut & it's always a short time because mostly we just get my bangs cut. And then I went to the nail shop for an eyebrow wax. As I was waiting a customer was having a dialogue with the person doing her toes the entire time I was there. The toe tech also does eyebrows so I'm somewhat familiar with her & I know she is Chinese & her English is pretty good but even then still a little limited. I'm pretty sure she was not understanding everything the woman was saying but she nodded alot. And I thought then...these days there are a lot of people who need someone to talk to. Nothing deep & soul spilling...just someone to listen to them--us--for a little while.
The Twitter quote at the top is very true too. Loneliness is hard.