Want vs. Need – to be human is to need

But as human beings we need others. He remarked, “I want you,” – that’s a perception of me as object. We want a car, we want a computer. We need other humans – and that is the definition of love to me. Giving of yourself of love – not only the romantic kind of love, but the love we give of ourselves even when things seem the darkest. I told him I need you – in response.

People like me

“People like you…” The nurse practitioner blew her raw red nose into a white, rough hospital-grade tissue. Clearly battling a bad flu, her mouth exposed over the face mask she’d moved beneath her chin, moved for her comfort. Defending a position sitting on a stool with both legs and arms crossed, she spoke at me

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Count and be counted.

My individuality showed a little more than I thought prior to attempting to turn up the volume to reach outwardly to receive help from others and to reach inwardly to hopefully assist others in need of my experiences to help guide them through theirs.