Again…I don’t write much and I know that’s not what you’re here for. But some things are good to get down.
I’m not really sure what I’m doing here sometimes. Here on this website, here on this planet. Sometimes I get messages from some of you guys and you feel the same way. At least we’re not alone in feeling like this, although I’m not sure if that’s comforting or not.
Maybe this is part of being human, of being alive. To want with everything inside of you for your life to mean something. To know that should your time come to an end, people will be saying, “the world lost something good today,” or “the world is a little less bright now.”
A couple of years ago, I was asked the question: if you suddenly were to pass from this world, who would be affected, even if only for a moment?
Sure, your family and your close friends and your boyfriend. The people that you’ve grown up with and have known your whole life. The ones you spent years of school with, or your friends made during your crazy uni years. They’re a given.
But it goes further than them. The people that you’ve worked with for years at the local pool. Your gruff but loveable boss who still can’t figure out the iPad. Your doctor, your therapist. Your online friends, your Thursday-night-bus-stop friends.
The lady that calls work cheerily every Wednesday for the milk order. The guy at the petrol station who laughs and checks every time that you put diesel in and not unleaded. The girl at Subway who knows your favourite sandwich. Your elderly neighbour who always smiles and says good morning, and insists on taking your bin out. The 12-year-old who regularly destroys you in online pool tournaments.
You are not unnoticed. The world is loud and angry and silencing but you are not unnoticed. You are so much more important than you realise right now. You are irreplacable. You matter.
Where do you belong? Where is your place?
It’s right here.
Take care of yourselves my beautiful friends. I love you and with all of my heart I believe in you. I write and draw this things so that you might believe in you, too.