This title could indicate a narrative about many different things. Some of these could be quite philosophical while others might be the opposite. My first tendency when reading the title is to burst into song. If you’re past 40 or if you’re a musician, you probably remember “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, a melody I still hum and have played on the piano too many times to count. This song can be spiritual and the blog title might also lead your thoughts to that arena. Of course, there’s the seamier side of hearing a husky voice on the opposite end of the phone asking, “are you alone”, but I’ll leave readers to ponder that one.
Last night while completing the two pieces shown here, I had a strong feeling that I wasn’t alone. The dogs and cat were outside, my husband had gone to bed, yet something wasn’t quite right. We live in a timber frame house and although it is 10 years old, there’s still some creaking and groaning as the timbers continue to split and shift. Those sounds can create an eerie atmosphere late a night; Yet, the sounds were not the whole of the feeling. Finally, I realized I WASN’T ALONE. I checked the kitchen; “sigh”. I checked the den; “sigh”. I checked the other rooms, but no intruder appeared. (I wonder what I thought I was going to do if one DID appear) Thinking I better get to bed before any more illusions crept into my thoughts, I glanced to the side of the work area and met the friend below. Truly – - – I Was NOT Alone.