Old Terminology Gets A Facelift
First, let me say that I grew up back in the Dark Ages—you know, back before cell phones and social media. Back then, when a husband did the boot-scootin-boogey it used to be called ‘abandonment’ or ‘desertion’. Women who had affairs with other womens’ husbands used to be called … well, I’ll just leave it there. You know what I mean. LOL
My point here is to say how things change.
Those darn kids today! They’re always changing things up! Bless their hearts. Today those youngsters call disappearing without a word: ‘ghosting’. Very fitting. You know, like Houdini. One minute they’re there and you see them; next minute you don’t! Poof! Like a puff of smoke, he was gone. No warning or explanation given; just gone! That’s why I have affectionately nicknamed my little runaway ‘Casper’ (The Cowardly Ghost’).
There you have it. You find yourself standing there and you realize that the person you lived with all those years is merely a stranger.
At that point, all you can say is goodbye stranger … I hope you find what you’re looking for.
Originally written in 2013