These people see you. Really see you. They see me.
You know in your heart of hearts that people don't always see you, despite politeness and resignation on your part. They really don't. Neither do they see what you do.
But thankfully the hole can be filled. Well, at least partly. And that "partly" is important to those of us who long to be seen. That gaping hole in the heart that longs for connection, commendation, recognition, validation, affirmation, endorsement, acceptance - every now and again that longing is seen. And reciprocated. Ironically by those who also have that hole. They know, they see.
Why am I saying all this?
This week people beyond these four walls affirmed me. They've come out of the woodwork and appreciated my music, my art, my gaming, my thoughts, my doubts, my fears. They saw. They saw enough to say. And the saying is so very enough.