We are sick. Divided.
This infection runs deep. Much deeper than we expected, certainly more than we would like to acknowledge.
It doesn't look good. We don't feel good. Our future is uncertain.
We sit, alone in the darkness, wondering how this could happen. To us.
Alone, grasping for any words than may grant a moment of solace.
Alone. In the darkness.
People rarely talk about their experience conversing with death. They don't like to acknowledge the possibility themselves, so it is often too awkward to talk about it with others. Yet, one who is conversant with death knows one thing to be true.
Make being alone and in the darkness your friend.
This space, this 3am empty world, with its shadows and resonant hum is often your only home. It may often manifest as torment in all its variety, but it is yours and you make of it what you will.
Make friends with it. Make friends with your own mind.
It is in this space that you will discover what you need to continue to push forward. It is here, that you discover how to be healthy when you know a cure is not possible.
We are sick, but we are not going to turn our lives over to this sickness. Our future is uncertain, but for now, we sit in darkness.