The best thing about finding a space to share your work is that you are not only sharing what you write or what you draw or photograph. You find yourself sharing a part of yourself, at times with complete strangers, because you sympathise or agree or disagree with what they think or believe. You come across moments where you realise that the emotion or the situation that you may have just experienced or been through has been felt by another living and breathing (hopefully!) person. And in reading on and finding others with similar emotions and experiences, I can come to the conclusion that we're all just human. And this all happens to us. If it's happened to me or to you or to a friend then it's probably happened to someone else.
I don't know about anyone else but that makes me feel so much better, despite all my forthcomings and issues. If I feel the pain at the loss of someone then I can be pretty damned certain that there are many a people out there who have felt the same - and can express it a lot more eloquently! I guess in the end I can hold on to the thought that if someone else survived whatever I'm going through then I'm sure as hell not going to be the one to give in.