I want to write a message for the lonely.
But the problem is that most lonely people will not even have access to words online.
They need a physical presence.
So please, please, even in this pandemic, if you know someone; a neighbor, local resident, homeless person etc, please notice them:
- If it's safe, say a kind word or just hello
- Post a note in the mail or write a note to a homeless person, ask their name
These might be impossible, or indeed sometimes dangerous, so use wisdom. But if it's possible, do what you can.
People need to know they are seen. When noone calls your name for weeks, months, years even, you begin to forget that you exist.