As I begin to wonder about that echo, I realize there is nothing to wonder about because it is ok to miss, it is ok to want, and it is ok to feel. Taking a moment to look into the mirror and say, "Hi". It does not have to be loud, just as long as my heart can really hear and feel what I am saying. The emotions of wonder as love is felt at the bottom of my stomach, I know that the world of what I am is missing is truly felt. My ship has sailed without the hands of what was real. I can say Hi to someone I never met while walking down the street and it would not really make too much of a difference, but if I reach out to someone in the middle of the ocean as they just float there and say Hi, they will more than likely reach out to me. It is that emotional glance of what I can see and feel. It is like my soul seeing that hand reaching out to me in the middle of the ocean saying "Hi". It is that letter you read sitting in the sand that says hi. It is that coke you can share with a crazy chocolate cake that makes me smile.
It is just real.