I am the island of dreams, of hope, of reaching out and embracing the sea of humanity that terrifies yet challenges me. I am that lonely man beyond your computer screen. I am the lonely man who has braved the world beyond my front door. Each time I went out I began to flourish. Each time I went out my enthusiasm was met with resentment. The flourish faded. I faded back into my other world of the uncomfortable comfort zone.
Soon, I will try again. I cannot let the raw emotional wounds of the positive energy saboteurs continue to scupper my right to a peaceful, positive life.
I know that those who would bully consider me a vulnerable, easy target. A target to mask the reality that they are insecure about who they really are.
Yes, my friend, I'm scared. Yet beyond the fear, beyond the front door, I shall seek out the sincere adventure that has eluded me. I know it's there.