she sat there hunched over.....like a great weight was pressing on her shoulders.
she looked intently at my friend as she talked, as if he could somehow lift the burden that was not allowing her to sit upright in her chair.
as i approached i greeted my friend and smiled at her and saw the pain in her eyes.
she didn`t hold my gaze but looked away and down.
as i got my coffee she said her good-byes and in a moment was gone......and my friend told me what had happened.
her boyfriend had left her.
nothing new in that.....it happens all the time, yet we never get used to the feeling.
the tearing and tearing.
both. at the same time.
i recognised the look in her eyes and knew that she wouldn`t stay.
because she knows what i`ve been through.
nobody told me there would be days like these.......full of pain.
as much as the pain hurt, i knew that it would get better though.
and i knew looking in her eyes that she had no idea.
and if someone had told me there would be days like this i wouldn`t have understood what they meant.