You are not alone

You’re not alone, and you’re never alone.

You might feel alone, isolated, removed from other people.

That was true for many for several years as part of the increased digitalisation of life, where we are more “connected” than ever before, yet at the same time more disconnected from those with whom we share time and space.

That is even more true after six months or more of a pandemic, where we are constantly reminded to put distance between ourselves and others.

But you are not alone, and you’re never alone.

Take this short blog, for example.

This is posted to my website each day and goes out automatically to those who signed up to receive it by email.

The email goes out to people all over the world, including:

  • Indiana, Texas, California, Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington DC and Washington State, USA
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Flanders, Belgium
  • Essex, Hampshire, London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  • Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Sligo and Wexford, Ireland (where I’ve lived all my life)
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Luzon, Philippines
  • Seoul, Korea Republic
  • Pune and Bangalore, India

Thank you to everyone who receives it by email, and for the replies I receive to those emails.

I, too, am less alone, just by writing this short piece each day.

Even though it sometimes feels like it, know that you are not alone.

Know that you’re never alone.

Know that whatever life is, and whenever it is hard, community makes it better.

Your community, the one that cherishes you and values you just for who you are, is out there waiting for you.