What if she doesn’t desire
To stand all alone
In the fire?
And what if she’s held
Gently yet firmly
Pressing against her back?
©Ashley Castle Barnes
It’s very easy to feel alone in this big world.
Not just physically alone, but alone in how we feel, how we see things, how we walk through life.
The internet and social media with its echo chambers doesn’t really relieve this feeling.
It seems to only truly be assuaged with deep connections.
Connections in the form of friends, family, even ancestors – anyone who we know has our back.
Not feeding us what we want to hear, but nourishing us with strength, honesty, and love.
Offering a gentle reminder that this is who we are, this is what we came here for.
Who are you connecting with today?