How hard must it be to gather five people around a table for a meal? A meal where rich conversation and laughter used to be normal. I feel this bonding ritual slipping as our numbers thin, and independence has begun to dominate.

I can’t blame them. Who in one’s right mind would prefer a contentious vibe over better company?

I’ve been so distracted that I only just noticed what has happened. I must repair things for the survivors.

Time to be in charge again.


2 thoughts on “Overtones

  1. Being in charge means, sometimes, allowing things to move at their own pace. Barring pathological directions, of course. A light hand on the wheel lest ye face mutiny.

  2. Good advice. A light hand, and the enticement of favorite foods recently missing from the rota. I can still work them…

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