A young teen is standing in the middle of the school cafeteria alone, feeling sad and anxious for the first time in his life. He doesn’t understand how he feels and why he is feeling that way.
Josh: What happened to me? I don’t get it. How is it that I feel empty, yet I still have hatred and sadness towards everyone around me. I can hear their voices but I can’t understand a word they’re saying. I can see my friends but I still feel alone. I can’t feel my feet, or my hand…or my heart. I can’t even feel my heartbeat.
What happened? I used to be so happy. Yesterday, I was having so much fun. Like a fool, I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. But it’s all gone now. I would cry as if someone ripped my heart out of my chest, but that’s not what it is. I want to be angry, but there’s nothing to let out. I want to cry but my eyes won’t shed a tear. I want to scream, but it feels like no one can hear me. My heart just disappeared, as if every single feeling I ever had never existed.