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What would you say if you could write a letter to anybody, live, dead or fictional?
For me, it would my fictional other half, Chris.
Thank you for leaving me alone for the past few weeks. I know you and I are joined at the brain, but I do have a life of my own. I appreciate knowing about your life and times, but sometimes I need to be alone.
You and I have been together ever since I can remember. You have had different names over the span of my childhood, but it has always been you. There are times I think we are two people in one body or maybe two halves of the whole, each in our own parallel universes. I know you and your life as well as, or better, than my own. We both share many of the same problems, bi-polar for example. Maybe it is the bi-polar where we are joined.
You were always much worse than I, probably because I saw your roller-coaster ride much clearer than mine. Then again, you always shouldered the worse to protect me from the devastation of my own bi-polar. You took on the extremes of behavior so that I didn’t have to.
Thank you for the times you have protected me from the world. I have always known that if I need you, you will be there. (Where else could you be?) When I can’t cope, you step forward and shield me from the world.
Where I am a writer, you are a musician, writing and scoring all your music. Could it be that our creative endeavors should be halves of the same also? Why, then, am I afraid and you aren’t. You have never been afraid of the talent within you; never once doubted the path of your life. I have always doubted.
Is it possible that your fame and certainty are the framework for my own? Have you been showing me myself all these years?
Could it be that I am strong enough now to stand on my own? To take control of my fear and uncertainty, to become the person I have always known I should be? Have you always known while I have been blind?
Whatever the future, I know you will always be by my side (metaphorically), supporting me and making sarcastic, but loving, comments.