Somewhere between 5 and 8 pm ...
My friend refers to it as the "couples hour" but in neither of my long term relationships was this ever a time reserved for "us"
In fact - in my most recent / prior one ( relationship ) - I barely ever saw him before 9 pm
Ok - that may have been a "slight" exaggeration - but only ever so slight - as it was rarely before 8 !
Anyway - newly single - again - I can not STAND it ...
Every day - without fail - this uncomfortable feeling rises up within me
It starts as a quiet stir
Within minutes my head is whirling and my stomach is churning
It doesnt matter if I plan events and activities in and around these hours to pre occupy myself or not - although sometimes - even if it is only minuet - there is a reprieve
Typically I can not eat
My stomach will just not allow it
I have tried to read - but I find myself staring at the same page - phrase - and words - indefinitely
Movies are the same way
Just a blurr - although - if I go to the theatre - at least there is popcorn
( I dont count that as "eating" )
Sometimes our minds are just not our friends
This is one of those times
It is almost absurd what can occur within my head
I silently wonder if I am the only person who suffers from this syndrome
I remember the last time I was single - even though I was in a content place - I still got "bothered" during this time
Ultimately - I think it is because - deep down - I know - there will be no one lying down beside me in my bed
No one to hold me
No one to steal the sheets or swap out the pillows
No one to touch feet with
And in the end - at this point in my life - this is what I crave.