by Susan G Holland
Revised version of a story originally published at cowbird.com in 2013
Very sad story. And it’s being repeated in variations all over the place today.
We humans have lost the power of village. In villages everyone knows what’s happening and how to get help to people who are needing a hand, or an ear, or a friend. The loneliness of despair is huge. And when life seems to not need you any more…