I know you.
I know that sometimes you lie awake nights, mind spinning and rewinding and worrying.
I know sometimes you wonder what you’ve done wrong, and sometimes you know it, and sometimes forgiving yourself seems like the hardest thing to do.
I know you wish you could make things better, for yourself, for a friend, for someone you barely know.
Sometimes you sing in the shower, have solo concerts in your car, and dance with abandon around your house.
You pause to listen to the rain rattling on the roof and to admire the rainbow brightening the sky.
You make up plans and dream dreams that you’re not sure will ever come true.
You wonder what the future really holds and how you’re going to survive here and now.
You question, more than you’d like to admit, how you’re going to have the strength to face another day, another challenge, another crisis.
You build castles in the air while working the grind on the ground.
You come home… to a partner, to your kids, to your parents….or to an empty house.
You put on a good face. You stay strong. You keep going.
Some days you look inside yourself and see loneliness and helplessness eating away at you.
Those days you feel alone, adrift, and lost in the universe.
But you’re not.
You are not alone.
I feel it too.
Together, we face the loneliness.
Together, we fight the demons of despair.
Together, we are stronger than our fears.
We are not alone.
You and me, together.
You and me, admiring the rainbows.
~ KJ Roe