When I was about five years old, I remember my mum asking me why I enjoyed playing by myself, and I told her that it was because I wasn't alone. For as long as I can remember, I have always felt accompanied by this other presence within myself. I'm not sure where it came from, or what exactly it is, but as we grew together, we created one of the darkest times in my life. I had never felt so alone, yet so in companionship with this other half of me. I have never felt so much space emotionally and physically, yet such a tight grip and heavy weight clung to my body. We have always been two, yet one-and looking back, I can see that now. She is still with me, but instead, I look after her. At one stage when she seemed like a monster, I now see her for what she truly is and that is something that I will never let happen again. She needs me and to be honest, I think I need her too. See this work like vomit. Not only in the literal sense but because I am admitting it aloud now and I am getting it all out in one. Not two.
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