Letters to God – Part 25: I am a Rock

By Stephen Hodges, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2138177
By Stephen Hodges, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2138177

I had a hard time growing up. Being the geek of the class may be cooler today (at least they say), but when I was a kid, it wasn’t the most… comfortable experience. But I had my own world, full of dragons and robots, thanks to the books I never stopped reading. My anthem was the song I am a Rock by Simon & Garfunkel:

I am a rock, I am an island. I have my books, and my poetry to protect me

I grew up, had a great time as a teenager, and moved on. I didn’t need an armor, I burned down my walls.

Yet the events of the past years (F**k! more than two years already!) have brought this song again to my life, but from a different angle.

Every day is an unknown. I don’t know who to trust. What is right and what is wrong. What to do and what not to do.

I am a rock, I am an island. And a rock feels no pain. And an island never cries