I might need a moment to break this down.
I think first off there is a specific beauty in bonds made with people 6,800+ miles away, even on the other side of the globe.
It’s something one cannot begin to understand unless you feel like you can hold a friend’s heart in your hand without the physicality.
Then again it depends on what kind of person you are.
For some, It is a way now, approximately, of being at home. Escapism is a huge aspect of this generation and I believe it can be essential to simply know and visualise a person out there who’s just as anxious about one thing as you.
Who sees the same problems in their own lives
Who can not only sympathize but empathize.
I think in that sense it is not the words but the presence and the knowing- no matter the distance.
Sometimes physical comfort can mean nothing to a person.
Sometimes words is all they want to hear.
Words can bring a person to tears and fill them back up again.
They are the very thing that binds us together- what we share.
We could never go our whole lives without sharing what we feel inside and sometimes that can be the greatest comfort on earth.
I can name four or five people who have changed my life completely through nothing but simple words over the software coding of a chat log.
Instances shared and moments I would not trade for anything.
Yes I wish to be physically closer to them but I hold what little I have very dear to my heart.
[Thank you to Sarah, V, Pockie, Tori, and Key by the way I wouldn’t trade any of you for the ends of the earth.]
These instances I believe are how change happen.
These little meetings.
One moment at a time.
And true, you can never really know someone completely.
That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really—
taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. I
t’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all.
Here we are.
Here I am.
So take the words you have and throw them out into the universe,
Never doubt their power.
Because I can guarantee someone will find hope in each syllable.
Happiness in every noun, verb or phrase.
Because we are all strangers connected by what we reveal, what we share, what we take away—our stories.
Those stories all have the astounding ability to change lives,
With a little self-cherishing kindness and strength.
Have faith in yourself,
And others will have faith in you.