What is it about connection?

“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

― Albert Camus
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What is it about connection? I mean, why is connecting with another so important?

Why do we, as sentient beings need to feel close to another? I mean, we’re capable of taking on life on our own. But yet our hearts yearn to be touched.

Our souls long to feel connected to another.

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According to Psychcentral.com, connecting with another helps such as boosting mood, reducing stress, and improving self-esteem.

It makes us feel better.

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Can’t argue with that.

Hold on, there’s more.

“..A 2018 study led by researchers with the American Cancer Society (ACS) examined data from more than 580,000 adults and found that social isolation can contribute to depression, insomnia, and cognitive decline.”


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I’m a loner at heart…so is that the reason why I’m depressed, I can’t sleep sometimes and I don’t know what is going on?

I mean, look at our status quo and tell me we’ll be all right.

It’s 2022 and we’re on edge because of Covid, on-going wars with fingers hovering over the fuck-everything button and humanity on a steady decline.

We need an intervention.

Like meow.

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”

― Goethe

And yet, here we are.

Life can be intimidating. Overwhelming. Can make us feel alone in the middle of a crowd. Yet, when we meet a kindred soul our hearts ignite with pleasure. Set ablaze with passion. Yearning to know more of this person. Of this soul that has wandered upon your path.

Tell me that when this spark is lit you don’t feel thousands of hopes, dreams, fears and aspirations racing through you at Mach 2??


Must be me then?

Whatever it is…it’s real. And scary. And enticing.

All at the same time.

Connection is the glue that keeps our souls intact.

Quote me on that.

With a bajillion people on this earth, odds are that there’s someone for you.

Someone to be there.

And sometimes, that’s all we need.

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