insane in the brain

I don’t know how to ask people whether they really want to stay in touch with me without seeming passive-aggressive, desperate or accusatory. Not seeing people face-to-face and being hundreds, in some cases thousands, of miles apart doesn’t help in understanding why I don’t hear from them so often and why communication is shorter, superficial and more sporadic but much as there are times when I’d do anything just to hear from someone, I don’t really want to be the person that people contact because they feel obliged to or guilty about if they don’t.

So I don’t ask. I keep sending replies within minutes of getting any kind of message and then waiting for the days and weeks takes for the next stage of the conversation to come back. And while I wait, I wonder…


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