The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111462   Message #2347837
Posted By: Jeri
23-May-08 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Why 'When I'm Gone'?
Subject: RE: Why 'When I'm Gone'?
I think when people are still around, we let them know they matter, and when they die, we tell everyone else.

I would hope that people I care about know I care about them and I don't really want to make it a public thing. There are times when words aren't necessary and may get in the way. To say 'I love you' or 'you mean a lot to me' is often stating the bloody obvious and can creep people out, but we often just need to say these things as if they're sacred, just in case the other person hasn't noticed.

I'm not so good at hiding how I feel. I don't try. My friends will know. Public figures and those I've encountered along the way, maybe not, but saying so on a website that they likely don't read and possibly telling them at all doesn't feel like it's for their benefit. I dunno. It's an individual, personal, matter.