Tales of a wandering lesbian

On humanity

It strikes me that there are two basic types of emotions – those based in the feeling of connectedness, and those based in the fear of disconnection.

In my estimation, it is critical that we embrace the fear.  Celebrate the connection, yes –  the feelings of lightness that come from knowing that you share something deeper with the rest of human existence.  But don’t hide the feelings of fear.  By bringing them into the open, discussing them and sharing them, we find that even those feelings of disconnection are shared by everyone at some point.  That the feelings of disconnection are, themselves, a point of connection.

That, to me, is the essence of being human.  That even in our darkest moments, there is light.

I know this is nothing new, but I think it’s something important nonetheless.

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February 3, 2010   1 Comment