we stand distant,
our hands held out to each other,
yet never touching.
This isn’t easy
and we aren’t meant to live this way,
with this constant yearning
for those we love.
Yet, even far from each other,
we hold on to the red strings
that connect us.
They are unseen by the human eye
but they are there, nonetheless.
Though we are apart,
we all find ourselves going
to the highest possible point
and lighting our flame
in the hopes that others
will see that light,
and know that we are thinking of them.
If you are missing me,
just take hold of that red string
that connects us.
You can feel my heartbeat,
reverberating along its length.
It’s my hope that you can feel my love for you,
and that my love will fill your world with light,
even if I am not there with you.
Just as you stand there with your arms outstretched,
know that I too am doing the same thing
and trying to make sure my light
is shining brightly
so that you can see me in the darkness
and know that you are loved.