I was with a dear friend today on our way to a meeting at some cafe. Trying to catch up. Hyper me, was opening all sorts of subjects.
I told him I was depressed in general. And he says, who’s not.
I wanted to tell him how lonely I feel.
But then I said, what do you have to worry about? You’re married to the love of your life, you have kids, a car and a house and you have a good job.
He said, so what?
I told him that I feel lonely.
He said, why? Friends are the best.
I say yes, they are, the best. Really.
Then I say, I want someone for me.
He goes on and says, “that’s humanity’s biggest problem”
I say, yeah exclusivity.
What do I miss?
I miss having this one person, who’d be waiting all day to see or talk to me and hear about how my day was.
Someone who’s really interested. Not a friend that wants to catch up.
Someone, I know when hearing their voice that everything will be alright.
Amongst all other important things I value in a relationship. That’s what I miss the most.
That tender, genuine, caring voice.
That waits to hear my tender, genuine, caring voice too.