it’s a word that means something, represents more than one thing, more than one person. an entity bigger than the individual. a togetherness. and it’s said in a context that the recipient understands, that he or she would immediately know the components that make up the “we”.

“we will be there”
“we will do our best”
“we are happy for you”

like a sudden loss of identity. like “they” have forgotten their own names. like a constant reminder that “they” are now a unit, that you are not included. not welcome, even.

in recent months, “we” has caused me some degree of heartache. one word that elicits regret, envy, pain. it’s childish and unbecoming of an adult like me, yet it plagues me so.


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