Coming Home

It dawned on me this morning that I am absolutely alone in this world; that despite there being many other people, I am completely by myself. It was at that point when I smiled, and delighted in the realization that I have had this feeling almost my entire life, not however wanting to own it; that is, until now. When this somewhat unsettling acknowledgement  embraced me, penetrating the fragility of my innermost barriers, I understood something immensely beautiful. I knew in that moment that I had finally come home. dwp