Who else has been on this path – this grief tsunami – for a whole bunch of years now, like me?
Who else has been living in the AFTERMATH of loss for some time, and has felt a significant change in what things are important to them, now, today, in this life?
Who else has become exhausted by the petty and small things that people seem to concern themselves with in life, when we know what actually, really matters, and can we please stop focusing on the silliest of things all the time?
Who else is bored to death by small talk, and longs for deep conversations, meaningful connections, and time spent with those who help us to grow, evolve, and feel valued?
Also, if you can make me laugh really hard, that is a huge plus. Laughing is necessary for me in the same way that oxygen and food and water are necessary. People who are too serious totally confuse me.
At this point in my life, there is enough stress provided by life events, aging, illnesses, deaths of more loved ones, money issues, marital woes, and so much more — that I dont want even more stress in my life that is provided by the people IN it. I dont want people in my life who are constantly stressing me out beyond the stress that already exists. At this point in my life, I really just want some peace.
I dont think this is a lot to ask for. Just some peace, please.
And maybe a bowl of chocolate chip ice-cream.