Right now, people near and dear to me are struggling with very different issues.
One's got a physical body that's failing.
Another's got psychological challenges that aren't under control yet.
A third is in complete financial crisis, with basically no way out of all the debt.
I can't help any of them, not really, no matter how much I want to.
When things are that intense, at that level, my chatter and ability to distract doesn't really help. I have no solutions. I have no answers. I can't guarantee that things will get better. I can believe with all my heart they will but in the scheme of things, that isn't anything but me trying to find a way to cope with it all.
And so, all I can do is be here. To listen. To love. To hope.