I’ve been riding tbe subway a bit more these days. I am extra vigilant. I don’t stand near the platform. I wear earphones with no music on. Just a couple of dollars gets you far in New York City. Well, gets you far distance-wise on the subway system. You really can’t beat it. The subways are getting packed again. Life may be nearing normalcy. Whatever that may mean to you individually.
As I was riding the subway system, waiting on the platfirm, I came across this graffiti.
Someone had written “I can still feel you”. Who it was directed towards is a mystery, of course. But can’t we all relate, in some way, to such a sentiment? I can still feel your love, anger, disappointment, rage, tenderness, excitement and so forth. Past emotions don’t leave your body. A certain scent or a jacket can bring back emotion memories.
And, you know what? That’s a good thing. Emotions are good for you. They are at the core of who you are and who you can become. They can move you forward. They, sadly, can also make you take a step back. However, you can’t heal what you can’t feel. To feel is to be vulnerable. To feel is to dig into oneself and find one’s roots.
Feel. Heal. Seal.