It was in my final few months of my drug taking days…..I had been questioning life and all the normal things I did. It weighed heavily on me and I simply could not shake it off.
I remember it clearly, I was with a guy(dealer) and his girlfriend, the guy had stolen something and was returning something to a house….and he jumped over the fence leaving me and his girlfriend in the car (we were fairly good friends at the time).
We got to chatting and for some reason I let all my life questions out. We sat there a while and she just uttered the words…..”Me Too”
I cannot explain the easing in my soul, at that stage it was the greatest words one could of used. More importantly, what they meant at the time. In all my confusion and questioning and being lost…..here was someone in the same boat and sharing it too. I was lost, but not alone.
I think we all get to these places in life at some point, I also think they are made worse because we think we alone in it. Its not that we don’t know others go through it. Sometimes its that we can’t seem to believe that its happening to us.
Statistics are cool to quote, until you are one of them. Then its not too much fun. Everyone will glibly quote the stats on addiction and cancer or some thing like that, until they fall into that category. Then the whole perspective changes.
But there remains a power in the words ” Me Too”. They are words that mean an identification with you. They don’t necessarily mean help, just understanding.
I think if in the world we are offered more understanding, it would help us find our way. Don’t you think so too?
But to get there, we first have to be honest with each other and open up to each other. It’s not so easy, but a necessary step to the place of Me Too.
So whatever you going through now, be it addiction, pain, trauma, lost in life, I hope you find or come across a “Me Too”
the Honest One