I have decided to try and stop using this saying. What a lazy way to communicate with someone by ‘hoping’ that all is well, when you could as easily have asked them ‘How are you?’
Don’t hope that I am OK; ask, inquire, demand, be curious.
When I ask how you are, I’m not asking because it’s polite or because it’s habit, I’m asking it because I genuinely want to know.
I want to know if their is a fire burning in your chest, if the sunset fills you with awe. I want to know if you feel tragedy, see beauty, feel pain, love for yourself, love those around you. I want to know that you are not just ok, but absorbed in each incredible moment you experience.
I want to know if you are not ok, if you overwhelmed with sadness, if you need picking up. I want you to ask me what excites me, what makes me joyful. I want you to be interested in the words that I give to you. I want you to never give up on me. I want to extend my arms to you and you to grab my hands and run wild with me. I don’t want to hope that your life is filled with beauty and that you are happy, I want to know. I want to know and be a part of it all, to share it all in one big journey together where the only thing we hope for is the sun to rise each morning and set each night.