Does my happiness bother you?
I know that feeling. The ache. The fear.
Not knowing if I’ll ever be happy again,
Not knowing if I’ll overcome this crisis, or the next.
Would you rather see my worst?
See me tremble in pain?
Hear my screams when I can’t control my body?
See me angry, despondent, and isolated?
Would you wipe away my tears for what will never be?
There is more than one dimension, you see.
Why does other people’s happiness bother us?
Because we want it so badly for ourselves.
But behind every smile, there is a long journey to reach that single moment of peace.
Don’t jump off of your train into a pit of jealousy,
Or you’ll never reach your desired destination.