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Isn’t it strange how you can be surrounded by people but still feel like you’re the only person in this world?

No man is an island, they say.

That’s not true.

The island is the person who sits at the cafe, sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet solitude.

The island is the person who has meals alone every evening, pining for the lover they lost.

The island is the person who is marginalized by friends, family, colleagues, classmates. The bullied, the downtrodden.

The island is the homeless man on the street, who lost his job and his family after battling years of addiction.

The island is me, a 20-something adult who appears to have it together, but deep inside feels a sense of deliberate loneliness, even though many have tried to reach deep into the depths of my empty soul.

A soul devoid of any true companionship.

The island is everybody.

Every man is an island.

Author: Natalie Ha

I remember being enthralled with the written word ever since my parents started reading fairytales to me at a young age. Seeing the power it has to influence behaviours and mindsets, I have learned, over the years, to translate my thoughts onto paper, in an attempt to positively disrupt the lives of others. Having my written works published in various forms of media has empowered me to weave stories that people can resonate with. I look forward to the life-long process of perfecting this craft, and hope to see my work touch the hearts of many in the future. This blog attempts to do just that - and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy penning it down.

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