Did you feel the earth rotate?
Did you hear the atmosphere sing?
Did you see the stars wink?
I did not.
But I have.
When no one is listening, I hear.
When no one is looking, I see.
But if nobody else notices,
How am I to know it is happening at all?
Am I dreaming?
Am I projecting?
Projecting a sound, vision, sight to make me feel like the framework of my mind is reflected somewhere else.
When I notice the earth rotate, I feel less alarmed by the tremors running up and down my joints.
When I notice the atmosphere sing, I feel less focused on the incessant voices in my head controlling what I say, eat, want.
When I notice the stars wink, I feel less alone in this secret of mine.
When I notice the stars wink, I feel like winking back.
I hope to shine again some day.