Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EST December 9th 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this session!

For this session we took a close look at the painting “Room in New York” by Edward Hopper, posted below. 

Our prompt was: Write about being alone together.

More details will be posted on this session, so check back again!

Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

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Please join us for our next session Monday December 12th at 6pm EST, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions.

“Room in New York” by Edward Hopper


3 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EST December 9th 2022

  1. Rita B

    Being alone together – by Rita Basuray

    It’s so easy to be alone together if both have modern phones/gadgets in their hands. Both are then, together with many others in distant, faraway places. The journalist – Tom Friedman described this so well in his book – “the world is flat.”

    Customs are changing too. It isn’t even rude anymore, to focus on these gadgets in the presence of company.

    Soooo, what’s next? Feel happy to connect alone with robots to receive canned responses?

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  2. About being alone together~~~

    I am returning from the hospital. My mom, who had been ill with cancer, has now passed from this earth to the heavens above.
    I sensed the angels met her and guided her way.
    My mind for those past few months had been filled with worry about her future,
    but now that question has been answered in a way that has me on bended knee.

    As I drive home, I peer out the window…
    children playing, cars driving by with music coming from their opened windows,
    the birds singing in the treetops, gray squirrels running up and down oak trees.

    Everyone seems impervious to what had just happened.
    A most important person in my life is no longer here, but life goes on without a misstep for everyone else.
    I wonder how many times previously the roles have been reversed… I am “impervious”, unaware, of the sadness happening in others’ lives?

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  3. Write About Being Alone Together

    Passengers on the subway avert their eyes.
    Party-goers dance and have fun, I am a wallflower.
    Being bullied the group pretends they don’t see.
    Sitting alone at a table in a high school cafeteria.
    After an argument, the silent treatment.
    Sitting close to someone I love with no need to speak.

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