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Embracing the Experience of Others


Thrown into this space, left to find our place. A short span, but we do what we can, and we may ask why until the day we die, life is rough, many have had enough, but in this time, may we seek the sublime, to find joy, to seek meanings in each day of our being.

I ventured to that place, a desolate space, to understand and help him find a way to be able to endure another day. There was trauma and strife, all through his life. I offered a kind ear, there were few who would hear. I learned his speech, which many said was out of reach, and sought to bring peace in a situation that did not seem to cease.

A word he did not speak, some labeled him a freak. Rituals were his way, and he needed routine each day. He was overwhelmed by sound, solace could sometimes not be found. Some said he was ill, and wished to give him a pill. But when a connection was made, he no longer was afraid. When one could enter his space, he was soon to find his place. And when others could embrace his being, he found this to be most freeing.