What can YOU say in six sentences?
Marcelle and I met through volunteer work. She's about fifteen years older than I am, kind but bossy and opinionated, interested in what others know but not very interesting.
She often sends me emails asking if I want to have lunch or go see a movie, closing with, "You're important in my life and I'm so glad we met."
As cruel as it sounds, I don't feel the same, don't feel a connection, and I've wondered how to handle such a situation without ignoring this woman or brushing her off, especially since I no longer volunteer with the same group and have very little time for myself.
Marcelle dropped out of sight for about six weeks, then we ran into each other at Kroger where she pulled me aside to explain that she'd had a mild stroke, and as she described the frightening details I felt guilty.
We're having a long lunch today at 11:30 AM.