Sometimes I Feel Like an Alien
Whilst at a friend's birthday dinner, the aliens arrived. We sat in wonder and fear and awe as they communicated to us in their language which we could not understand. I sat there aware that I was also struggling to communicate, not with them, but with the humans I was with, and wondered if this made me an alien too. And then I decided sometimes it's okay not to speak or be social when you don't feel like it, that it's okay to be in your own strange and beautiful world. But it's also important to speak even if the words you have don't come or feel good enough, even when your own language is lost on you. Like a mother helping her child speak, there are always a few people who will be with you while you string your words together, who will help with their presence and questions and reflections. And it's a joy to experience this and also be an alien too.