An interesting thing has happened the last several weeks. It does not have to do with what I am posting, the exploration I’ve done in order to look into the shadows and shine a light; rather, it is the reading that I am doing as I peruse the countless blogs associated with wordpress.
I often despair at the interactions around me. The grumpiness. The hurry. The sheer frustration that peels off of people in chips bigger than my thumbnail.
There is something going on in these blogs that is amazing. I sound cheesy perhaps, but it is truth. People are searching out truth.
It is amazing.
I have read blogs about women trying to find their sexuality in a world that works against that very sexuality. I have read about men doing the exact same thing with aching detail that shows, without a single limiting factor, that they too are moving against some limiting sexual construct.
There are blogs about people coming back from depression, anxiety, self-harm through all sorts of different avenues, but always with this blanketed feeling of hope.
There are those whose journey is physical. A wandering of wonder as they move from continent to continent, always with this idea of looking, examining, feeling the world in their bones and under the soles of their feet.
So much searching.
So many questions and attempted answers.
But so much hope as well.
It is this that I have come away from in my couple of weeks of being and seeing this community. I have issues. Serious and dark ones. Isolating factors that have created personality quirks that no one would want; however, I have found that there is a solidarity that exists. It does exist. These people might live in India, London, Scotland, Canada, or Brazil, but the commonality exists.
The world is a huge place.
Humans scattered all about it.
But we are so much the same. All of us.
I suppose I should have known that already, and I have, at some point… this thought is not unfamiliar.
It is awfully nice to be reminded though.
So, my dear, lovely readers out there who write your souls and who share your worlds, thank you!
It is an amazing thing you do.