Monday, March 03, 2008
Lone & Red
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I'm realizing that people who say 'let me know if you need to talk' generally don't mean that. It's more along the lines of saying 'fine' when someone asks how you are, when you really aren't 'fine' at all.
There are a certain few people I know will listen if/when I need to talk. But I truly don't want to burden those people without the offered ears. And trust me people, sometimes I just need to talk. Maybe the talk won't be so pretty, most likely it'll be littered with f-bombs and s-bombs.
The few times I've reached out to those people who've offered their ears to me, I've been royally rebuffed. And that makes me scratch my skin.
Literally. I've got anxiety over God knows what, and I just wanted someone to listen, and when I bottle that anxiety...guess what happens. I scratch myself til I bleed and I pull hair from my head and hyperventilate.
I'm not saying this for pity or to freak anyone out or whatever.
All I'm saying is that if you offer to listen when someone needs to talk, be ready for that call.
And I can honestly say that every time I've said that very thing, I've meant it. I don't say that if I don't mean it, because I know how important that is.
Peace out all!