Saturday, December 15, 2012

How are you?

Sometimes it's definitely easier just to say
"I'm fine..."

but those in the know know that you are so far from fine and although they don't know the precise details of the perfect storm of emotion raging inside you, they know not to ask more, they know not to delve but instead to back off and give some distance, knowing that you will let them in when the time is right, when you are able to talk and give more.  For the moment, however, that "I'm fine..." might as well be a "Leave me alone!" or a "Don't ask!" or even a "F**K OFF!".  

So remember this: if you have a friend who says "I'm fine..." and you are worried about them; be a friend, check back on them - just in case - and let them know you are there for them: I promise you, you won't be turned away.

ps... this is just like saying "i'm tired..." when really you are just a little sad...


BavarianSojourn said...

Hope you're OK lovely... It's the way someone says it that is the give away usually... It's always good to check though! x

h0peful mummy said...

hello, lovely yourself! i'm actually doing ok - the girls are jollying us along and we are busy... thank you for asking though xxx

lalibela said...

I am all of the above
Totally not bloody fine

Bright Side of Life said...

So true. Up and down we go with our emotions. One minute actually feeling fine and the other minute really needing something, anything. Best wishes from across the sea! x