At the coffee shop where I found lunch today, I accidentally caught the eye of a person sitting alone, by the fireplace, with a tea. I chirped a greeting as I went to my table, and he mumbled a response that I didn't quite hear. "Pardon?" I said. "Just trying to stay strong, y'know?"
Great story - yes this is real and what matters most. Can we see past our preconceived ideas into other realities that do exist and just be real there? Great perspectives.