Rubbing Yourself Out and Getting Worn Down

I found this quote by Amy Tan:

“I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.”

People ask if you are sad or tired. I could say yes to those but neither is quite right. I am worn down, like a stone in a river. I try to hold on, be stoic and strong but I’m eroding all the time.

I feel this way more often as I get older. None of us are getting any younger of course. But, I don’t think we should have to feel worn down. Does it happen from others or do we do it to ourselves. I’m trying to figure that out for myself.

I found this quote on an old site by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen.She writes about writing, relationships, travel and living in a camper van. I started reading that post, first.

She has a few sites these days:

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