No need to be anybody but oneself. (only_more_love) wrote,
No need to be anybody but oneself.

do you need something?

There's a Thoreau quote about most men people leading lives of quiet desperation. Forgive me, but I'm too lazy to look up the exact quote -- especially since Sesame Street's about to end, which means my laptop time is about to end, too! Anyway, my point is that even if we aren't desperate all the time, we all experience moments of need.

Maybe you're unhappy and wish someone would just tell you they give a damn that you're alive. Maybe a family member is sick, and you believe in the power of strangers' prayer. Maybe you need a book, and you don't have the money to buy it right now; someone else might be willing to send you a free, used copy. Maybe you're having a horrible, no-good day, and you wish someone would write you a super-fluffy Bones fic. There are many wants and needs, from the tangible to the intangible.

It occurs to me that maybe we can help each other.

If you or someone you know need something, reply to this post with a request. (If you're feeling shy, post anonymously. I'm allowing anon comments, but I'm going to screen them and then manually approve them, in case of spam.) If you see a request that you can fill, reply to that comment.  Feel free to share this post with anyone you think might be interested.

Maybe none of you need anything, in which case this post will quietly die. :)

Let me know if you have any questions. This is a half-formed yet fully-well-intentioned idea, but I'll do my best to clarify as needed.

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