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Saturday, January 26, 2008

And Frog Sat With Him

"I will just have to sit here and do nothing," said Toad.
Toad sat and did nothing.
Frog sat with him.
-From the series 'Frog and Toad' by Arnold Lobel

My Spouse has jetted off to California and I am at a temporary loss. There are times when we might dwell for hours without talking, just reading along in the same room perhaps. With only music in the background or silence itself to connect us, one would hardly imagine a difference. Companionship, however, is rooted not in words but in the absence of them; not in paying attention to the other but a comfortable lack thereof.
How much better it is to do Nothing with Somebody!

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