Reality came crashing in on me today. I needed someone, anyone to help. My problem wasn't that serious or life altering. But what if it had been? To whom would I turn if a real need arose? I decided to take inventory for future reference. Alas, when I ran through my lists of family, friends, and loves, for one close by to help in a time of crisis; a cold realization slammed into my consciousness.
I have only myself upon which to depend. Oh I have friends in far away places with families who need them. Friends with lives of their own, little time for me. And suddenly I was scared! I am all alone.