¿Está sólo? The waiter asked me.

Of course I’m not alone! How could I be alone? If only he knew! I thought of my invisible Friend while the waiter waited for me to reply.

My Friend’s words drummed inside my head as if they had resonated against my ears.

I will never leave you nor forsake you.

I think my waiter just wanted to know how many chairs I would need, but sólo no estoy, I thought.

“Solamente necesito mesa para uno”, I nodded. Although my Friend could sit in a chair, He doesn’t need one.

He bought lunch. We talked. Now we’re going for a walk. He walks with me and He talks with me. I’m not alone, even if I let myself feel lonely.