A New Word ......

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...... that describes what I am.Much better than the old, much-hated word.I think it's very interesting that the hatred of that word is almost universal.Men hate it as much as women do.The word?Any version of "widow".Did you hate that word when you first found yourself described as one?I can remember the first time I heard it ...... the first time someone used it in association with me.Shock tore through me and sucked the breath right out of my lungs.I was literally stunned.And then furious.That seems insane, I know, but the picture that word put into my mind was pretty much identical to the painting, "Whistler's Mother" (above).And that was NOT me.Hell, I didn't even feel

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