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Writing Heals

Why Worry and Imagine the Worst?

The paradox of connection vs rejection

I wrote this story three weeks ago in which I said I’d reached out to two friends with whom I’d lost contact. Having turned 69 the previous week, I wanted to reconnect before my time is up.

I wrote if it didn’t work out, I’d be proud that at least I’d tried.



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Caroline de Braganza

Wise Older Woman (WOW). Poetry, essays, humor. Passion for mental health, social justice, politics, culture, the world. Incorruptible and proud South African!