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She was experiencing for the first time true loneliness. When each day drawn out by mere necessities: Getting out of bed. Getting dressed. Wrangling arthritic feet into uncomfortable shoes even though there was no where to go; she was too afraid of falling in her slippers. But by the afternoon, she was back on her bed. A loneliness so acute, she stared straight into it each evening out her window from where she still lay, sunken back in her pillows, her eyes watering from the last sharp stab of the sun’s light between darkening trees.