Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Count Me Absent for My Heart’s Sake

growing heart I’ve always hated the phrase “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I thought that it was a manipulative, cowardly way to basically say “I need time away from you or I’m going to strangle you.”

 But as I get older (and hopefully wiser), I have begun to realize that the cliché may have some merit.

 In general, I’m not the type of person that enjoys time by myself. I love the sound of my kids clunking through the halls while the dog wrestles with her squeaky toy. I truly enjoy the hustle and bustle of the newsroom at work, including the loud Hispanic music and the boisterous political debates. Noise has always comforted me – providing a sense of security. Continue reading


September 15, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting | , , , , , | 1 Comment