I don’t want attention. A dog can give attention. A baby can give attention. Heck even Siri is a pro at giving attention!
I don’t want validation. I have a passport that proves my existence. I have parents who’ve devoted their lives to mine.
I don’t want sympathy either. I’m not a statistic. I’m not panhandling love. I’m not a cause you can donate to.
What I do want is someone who can wade through my coldest waters without wishing the coldness away or fearing being drowned by the waters.
A patient observer of life, a contributor of love.