I just simply agree with Braeden. I want Poppa back.
Now that the one year mark has hit, a few friends are asking me about dating. Honestly, I don't think I will. Maybe after a few more years or months or weeks, I'll change my story but for now, I'm just not that interested. My mind is simply not ready. My heart may never be. My body? Well, it's possible to be self fulfilled.
Actually I'm not very gung ho about any intense friendship right now. Having good friends takes being a good friend. And that takes time and energy. I'm sorta happy with the "good" deep friends I have (very few) and lots of friends for different reasons! This third or fourth circle of friends fills my need for socializing, sharing book reviews, visiting new restaurants (especially ethnic as Mr. Ralph had no interest in that!), talking food and wine, taking short trips, going to movies and all my other shallow-self activities.
Philosophy and politics and religion and deep thinking is, in my humble opinion, for those close to me. The world doesn't need to know my way of thinking unless I am using it to make a change. Right now I have more fluff on my mind!