In bloganuary one of the prompts was writing about getting out of your comfort zone. I wrote about how becoming a widow forced me to get out of my comfort zone.
There is a flip side to this. I think there are times I mention something related to becoming a widow I make people uncomfortable. Maybe some just don’t want to dwell in the sadness. It is funny–someone will pay attention if I tell a silly story about my dog. Making a comment that references my husband’s death—I often feel I have crossed an invisible line and people don’t want to hear any more.
I named my blog The Widow’s Fables so anyone that visits here is alerted to potential widow talk right away. Not all the posts will be about widowhood–but many will. Its going to be a long journey in writing this chapter of my life.