Emptying the nest is simple mathematics. If the whole equals the sum of its parts and you take away one of the parts, the whole is altered. I believe the term is less than (symbolized <). I was never very good at math so my question to you is this: Is the whole even whole with less than all its parts?
My daughter left for college one day
And then my son
And then my other son.
5 – 3 < 5
My heart feels like a zero with the middle rubbed out.
I know people who love math because it is constant and predictable.
Time and math are inter-related and co-dependent. My daughter married and gave me a new son. Along came a grandson and then a grand-daughter. Add another daughter and that equals a heart spilling over.
You do the math