Archives for Loneliness
“Hey, Brenda, is is it okay if I sit here?”
“Sorry. Our table is full.”
I was in fourth grade. I was new at school. And each day I ate lunch alone. I would often sit at the end of a long table of people—near enough to try to blend into a group, but far enough away not to face an overt rejection.
I tried to look busy, taking long, slow bites of my favorite bologna...