The Journey Inward: When The Empty Nest Becomes Crowded


May 11, 2017

(This is part two on the topic Empty Nest)

In my collection of poetry entitled: “January Snow” I suggest in the poem, “Go Forth” that leaving the familiarity of home and college is a vulnerable time for young adults.

“They, not yet ready to say goodbye, mingled with family and friends, pushing to the side, wind-blown tassels from their mortarboard caps, then stepped, in their newly polished black shoes, on the soft spring grass toward the arch of their fragile intentions.”

Waving good-bye to your children after graduation or when in other ways they leave home, you hope they...

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