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Just One?

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

No. Not “just one,” movie ticket-taker guy. Or restaurant hostess. And no “we are not waiting for one more,” other restaurant server.

It’s me. Not “just me” or “just one.”

Sounds so marginalizing to qualify a person as “just.”

My brother had a friend whose mother would identify herself at the door or on the phone as “just so-and-so.”

Which made me feel sad for her.

When God creates, there is no “just.”

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Lili permalink
    Thursday, 30 December 2010 1:17 am

    Even though it might sound “different” there are many times when I am “just one” that I totally enjoy being alone. Reading the newspaper, watching a movie, eating out etc. As great as motherhood and parenting are I need me time.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:09 pm

      I completely agree. And that is one reason I object to the “just.” I don’t need my me time qualified with “just.”

  2. Thursday, 30 December 2010 1:42 am

    When God creates, there is no “just.”

    But is there, “Justice?”

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:09 pm

      You know my answer to that one.

  3. Thursday, 30 December 2010 3:28 am

    I once read that restaurants train their greeters to say “will u be dining alone?” instead of “just one?”. It sounds so much more dignified! But also – it points out that often aloneness is by CHOICE, which can be a lovely experience!
    🙂

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:10 pm

      I love that. And you’re right.

      “Why yes, I will be dining alone this evening.”

      Sounds sublime.

  4. Thursday, 30 December 2010 4:19 pm

    Enjoy your alone time!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:10 pm

      I am!

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