What you can say is, you can say, "Hey I'm not hurting, I'm an emotional tough guy."
What you can say is, you can say, "Hey I'm not going to let that get to me."
What you can say is, you can say, "I'm just moving on, no problem."
Oh yes, you can say these things. You can say them to yourself easily enough. You can even say them to your friends, although they may well detect the hesitant stammer as they catch in your throat.
You can say these words easily enough. What isn't so easy is to mean them.
Perhaps I make myself out to be stronger emotionally than I actually am. Well there is no perhaps about it. The truth is I am hurting. I am an emotional wreck this morning. Serves me right I suppose. I ought to know that you can't satisfactorily deal with a problem by ignoring it. That is an ill considered thing to do and in those cases where another person is involved, I have come to the conclusion, that it is very hurtful to disregard another's feelings even if it is done in the red midst of anger. I am sorry for that.
This blog serves many purposes, but one of the most important is that it allows me a platform for my thoughts, and to share them with others. It is very helpful. I am grateful for that.
PS. Some of you might have noticed I am no longer on Facebook. It might look as though I have deleted you. I haven't. What I have done is temporarily deactivated my account. I enjoy Facebook, I am missing it already. I am sure I shall be back on it again soon.