A Source for Your Encouragement   Leave a comment

Humans of New York is a wonderful website produced by Brandon, a photographer who is brilliant at drawing out the personal journeys of his random subjects in the city, recording their answers to his sensitive questions.  I am linked to his page through Facebook and receive a post or two each day.  They are very touching and heart-warming and the encouraging comments from others are worth reading as well.  Here is today’s post:

 

hony“Are you lonely?”
“It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some.”

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Posted July 16, 2014 by janathangrace in Uncategorized

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