"I don’t really like people, but it’s difficult to get comfortable with loneliness. I mean, I’ve tried to have friends, but it never works out. And I’m tired of going out alone. I’m ok staying in at my place. It smells good when I burn incense and I have a lot of records and I can just play video games.”
The bus she was waiting for arrived. “Do you need to go?”
"It’s ok. Another one will come in ten minutes… But then, you know, sometimes I just want a partner— a relationship. It would be nice to share this part of my life with someone. I’ve been single for years, and you know, there are people I could call if I wanted to. But people always end up saying things that rub me the wrong way, or if I open up to them, suddenly they want me to be their best friend, and I don’t want people to have expectations of me. I don’t want to waste anyone else’s time if I’m not interested in being close to them."
Another bus came and went while she told me about the loneliness, wiping tears from her eyes. Then another. “I’m sorry, I’ve talked too long.”
"It’s really ok. Sometimes we just need to connect."
"Yeah, I forget that sometimes."
Been saying this for years; people just want a voice, they want to be heard. Give somebody your time… you might make their day.
Art studios and work spaces of Japanese Artist Yoshitomo Nara
you know when Malcolm X died, his funeral was held in a church because none of Muslims (who were mostly Arabs) wanted to have his funeral in a masjid or any connection to him. Black socialist and church members took care of Malcolm X’s funeral and his family. Arab-Muslims and Desi in America did…
SHE IS MY QUEEN!
i just saw something that made me think…is it possible for african americans to truly decolonize? back to what and on what land? we live in a white country, a lot of the way we think is eurocentric and we don’t even realize it.