Sometimes I wake up, wishing to hide under the covers, sometimes I look in the mirror unable to recognize the person I see--sometimes I wonder if the world would even notice if I didn't say anything, or reach out to anyone for the whole day, and night--do I even matter? What...matters anyways? These thoughts roll through my head, esp during the winters and esp when my body is sick, it messes with my mind, or is it vice versa? Either way, living on my own for the previous 4 years, was awesome but it was trying as well.
In a city that doesn't sleep, in the midst of bustling Chinatown, I could have gone days without talking to anyone as I worked and studied from home during my last semester at NYU.
This was when i started to invite my friends over for dinner. I was like, screw going out for overpriced food and snooty service, and screw having the next table so close to you they could sip from my glass and listen to all our confessions we have to catch up on. Break down the walls of the public and come watch me be a fool in my kitchen. Sit w me w ease in my dining room, we wont be rushed out. I've prepared food to nourish us, with my own two hands, give thanks*. Our conversation will connect our hearts, and our shared energy will heal us. You're not alone, and I'm not alone, and I love you very much.
This is why I cherish community. Save yourself from slipping through the cracks that we make ourselves (though unknowingly even), so also should we put in the effort to reach out to others. I've heard so many ppl say that they've just lost touch with so and so, for what? No reason. It's not dead, it just needs to be dusted off and shined. Honestly, with Facebook and the internet? Ive been able to reconnect with my elementary school gym teacher in Chicago! (Mrs. EGAN WASSUP?!) You can do it, dont wait for other ppl to connect with you. Now more than ever, we need our love to rise above all these monsters of society that are trying us...HARD. ~~~All we need is love~~~really though.
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