Company by octogenarian


Ever since Maija died, my loneliness has grown deeper.

During her last weeks I didn't want to use the vacuum cleaner, nor the robot. She wasn't afraid of those, but cleaning in those days felt so futile.

Just the other day, I turned on the robot, and left it on behind the wall and sat down at my computer. What a surprise! The low buzzing sound and quiet bumps against furniture gave the illusion that there was a live being there with me. It amused me greatly.

This describes vividly how very lonely I am. At 86.
So sorry to hear about Maija and how much you are missing her, I haven’t been here much lately. Thinking of you and hope things get better for you soon. My mother is 85 and also lives by herself but not too far from us. Would you ever consider getting another cat?
November 19th, 2020  
Pets are such wonderful companions; I am sorry about Maija and your feelings of loneliness, and hope things improve. If COVID-19 restrictions have added to the isolation, then I hope being on 365project will help overcome the loneliness in some way.
November 19th, 2020  
@chikadnz Thank you for your kind words. No, I cannot take another cat. My good friend took care of my cats while I was in the hospital, but even she is getting older, so I could no longer count on her.
November 21st, 2020  
@rumpelstiltskin Yes, you are right about 365project being a connection. I just ought to be more active. :-)
November 21st, 2020  
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