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Everyone Tried To Make It Better

Everyone else tried to make it better
Offering words of advice.
The sobbing got louder and louder.
Finally, when I could take it no more
I pulled her into my lap and cuddled her.
She was a grown woman
Early twenties, I barely knew her.
She was keening now.
For a little bit.
I patted her back, and cuddled her.
Like a little child.
She got a little more quiet.
The sobs were coming out as gasps.
Pretty soon, there was silence.
We sat in silence for a long time.
When people tried to come into the room,
I glared at them.
My most fierce mama glare.
There was no more talking.
Silence was the answer.
Not advice.

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Date: 2/4/2019 7:48:00 AM
Sometimes nothing works like silence.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/4/2019 10:04:00 AM
I count on it, but there is always a foolish person who cannot "stand silence" which to me tells me a lot about them.