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Day 512

Falling for a colleague....

I've never thought about dating a colleague in all my years; I had a brief infatuation with one over 30 years ago, and I learned my lesson.

But this colleague is different: she joined our school this year, and while I always found her funny and smart, I also felt a lot of sympathy for her, being a single mom and raising a children with emotional and learning issues.

Yesterday we were in the kitchen and somehow we got onto the discussion of how she decided to become a nurse. She told me this incredible story of being diagnosed with cancer when she was 13 years old, and although she went into remission, she never knew how long she was going to live.

I wanted to hug and hold her in my arms, so profoundly did I feel her pain. I told her about the loss of my family members to cancer, and we had a real moment when we looked into each others' eyes and shared our sadness.

Later on she told me that I had given her some advice that had really helped her with her daughter.

Maybe love has been under my nose all along....

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  • Bettedavis Bettedavis
    4 months ago

    Rav.. You are at it again ....
    Desperation maybe, like I said earlier

  • George Smith George Smith
    4 months ago

    Bette, what is wrong with Rav's desire to find a partner? I don't get it. It seems natural to me.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    4 months ago

    Some people just don't want other people to be happy - it's not desperation if you genuinely have feelings for that person (or wouldn't you know that?)

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  • Bettedavis Bettedavis
    4 months ago

    Why get on the defensive
    Its just my opinion , every1 has a right to that.
    How can you now have feelings for someone you have worked with for a while, not noticed it before you became single?.....I just do not get that but that is me Rav , I want every1 to be happy

  • George Smith George Smith
    4 months ago

    Twice you were pretty unpleasant so he responded in kind. Be careful. We are all vulnerable on this site. Everyone has a right to an opinion. It doesn't mean you have to express it. Hugs to you both.

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    4 months ago

    Yeah, I give Bette plenty of passes - seems like she's the cold water that gets thrown on everybody's birthday cake....

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