Disconnected is another song from the album we are working on to release this Spring. It's about two people who can't seem to get it right. They love each other, but they both lack the skills to communicate effectively to each other. They hurt, they are scared, and they choose silence which breeds more disconnection and hurt.
It's a sad song, but I feel like it is often true of people. It's hard to expose yourself when you are hurt and especially with someone you really care about. Misunderstandings lead to hurt feelings and then no one wants to address the problem for fear of it being more horrible than even it is inside their heads. Disconnected.
I just finished reading this amazing book by Bill Clegg called 'Did You Ever Have a Family'. There are lots of disconnected people in this story. It broke my heart to see people so hurt, so fragile, so afraid to say the things or do the things to reach out to the people they care about. It's an incredibly sad tale in some ways, but so poignant and so beautifully, tragically human. It made me ache for them and I cried. You can't hug the people in a story, but I wanted to.
I really feel for us humans. It makes me think that we need to be brave enough to say the important things even at the great risk of being hurt more terribly than we already are. Being honest, up front, and brave enough to say the things probably leads to a situation revealing itself to be far less ugly than it might appear. Then there is all that worrying time saved! And sleep time too most likely.
Oh humans. I love us, I really do. I always hope we get it right with each other the best we can. I'm going to try to be braver. And kinder. And careful of the feelings that can so easily get hurt with a missed step.
Good luck out there. I love you.