Fiona, when you wrote: "...an expectation that the world and the people around me should be different and fulfill my apparent needs." Boy, that hit me in the solar plexus.

I feel more existentially "alone" in the crush of people than I do in the forest. When I read your words I realized that it is my expectations about the world and the people that is creating separation. You have no idea how timely this is for me. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

love, tigger