Tonight I Found Empathy For Your Depression

Photograph by Neil Warburton

Tonight I found empathy for your depression. I was driving home to your apartment, referred to here as home because it’s just you reading this, and empathy without intimacy is just sympathy. Driving home from the bar, which you know, called you from the bar and invited you to join me, ran into S and J there and they mentioned how long it’s been since they saw you and I said, “She’s at home, had a rough day, tired from work,” but really that’s just what we say, because you and I both know what home, rough day, tired, really mean. Ran into S and J at the bar and called you, already knowing what you’d say but called anyway because S and J wanted to see you, too long since they saw you last and it’s not just me who want you to come out and enjoy yourself, have a good time, but also S and J, and also others, too, I’m sure.

Originally aired October 29, 2015 on KBOO Community Radio.

Listen to it here.

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