Poem: Elysian space dust IPA





Peony photograph by Elle ©

Discover more from Lilac Dove

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

3 thoughts on “Poem: Elysian space dust IPA

  1. This resounded with me deeply. I recently went through a phase where I couldn’t reconcile who I wanted to be with who I am.

    I’ve always admired those who can take life on their own. For some time I thought that was the greatest form of strength. It went heavily against who I am. Someone that just wants to find someone to build a universe with.

    Not until recently did I finally make the best transition possible in my way of thinking. Needing someone doesn’t need to be a weakness. It’s a strength. For people like us. It’s what connects us on a deeply emotional level and it completes us. If everyone thought needing someone was a weakness, I can’t help but think the world would be even worse off. I don’t see a universe where my being alone is greater than the infinite combination of possibilities I can create with someone else. We need a little bit of both. It’s okay to be who you are.

    I agree entirely about the world being a place of tremendous pain, but that’s what makes it so important for us to choose to be the light.

    I know there’s no reason for you to believe in what I say. But I know deep down that the universe is here for each and every one of us. Your purpose is one of great importance. I can tell you exactly why but that’s a much longer conversation.

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. Dear J,

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, and thank you for taking the time to read my work. I highly appreciate it, and receiving comments is the best. I agree – the desire for connection is not a sign of weakness, though neediness is an entirely different topic. However, as social & intellectual animals, human beings generally benefit from social bonds and people all around the world are eager to find others like-minded to engage with. Lots of people feel very alone, for different reasons.

      I always prided myself on self-sufficiency & independence, but growing older, I see the value in creating relationships. I do think it’s important to have idiosyncratic coping mechanisms to turn to that can be enjoyed alone, to develop a sense of identity & security with self that cannot be disturbed by conflicts within the social network.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *