You may all think I am hopelessly naive, but I am a person of faith. I long to be done with this side of existence as I really have no one or anything to make hanging around worthwhile. I suffered intense bullying as a child and teenager. I attempted at 17. But once I was out of high school, things did change. And although I have always been the proverbial misfit and lonely my entire life, things did get somewhat better for me and I had two successful careers in retail and travel. Now my health has taken all of that from me and depression is my constant companion. I didn’t see this coming so late in life. It comes and goes at different levels of intensity, without warning or trigger.
So I say to our younger friends, I know how desperately sad and lonely you feel. I have been there, on several occasions.
As I said I am a person of faith, and it matters to me that you stay alive. Go ahead and roll your eyes at the silly old man. But please listen to this song from Les Miserables, sung by the incomparable Josh Groban. It is my prayer to and for you.