Does Absence ‘Make the Heart Grow Fonder’?


The Roman poet Sextus Propertius gave us the earliest form of that saying in Elegies: “Always toward absent lovers love’s tide stronger flows.” The contemporary version appears in The Pocket Magazine of Classic and Polite Literature (circa 1832): “‘Tis absense, however, that makes the heart grow fonder.”

Several of you (subscribers and visitors) have contacted me and asked about the slow down in my posts or writing shared. My writing has not stopped, but I have been less active in sharing it. My answer to this post’s title (a question) is yes, I–and The Murph–do miss hearing from readers. But I have–my company, Adducent has–a steady pipeline of client projects, and my focus has been there. Further below is a sample of what’s been accomplished since 2009 and is indicative of a pace that continues. I do have a couple of things in work–a short fiction piece and an essay/article for WritersAgainstTrump–that I’ll share with you between this writing (September 5, 2020) and the end of October. I hope all of you are well in these extraordinary times. Please stay safe and sound.



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