Me: " I miss you".
Her: " How can you miss me when I'm here?"
It's not the first time I say those 3 words " I miss you", and it's not the first time I get that same reply, and I never reply back. What can I say that wouldn't sound ridiculous? How can I miss someone I am talking to, someone I'm in contact with 24/7? Yes, I say 24/7 and I mean it, because I believe I am strongly connected with my friends and I feel them close whenever I need them. I just need to call them in my mind and feel their presence.
What do I really mean by saying "I miss you"? What are the feelings hiding behind those three words? I think it has nothing to do with the person I am talking to. It has only to do with me, and the emptiness I still feel inside when i am not able to deal with a situation or with my life in general.
Telling a person that I miss her has always been accompanied by silent tears.
I miss you in my vocabulary means I feel lonely and I need your love. I need to be reminded that I am loved, that the lonely days are over. I need some comfort and reassurance like a child who waits for his mother to come and tuck him into his bed. That child knows that he is loved but he just waits for his mum to demonstrate her love.
I miss you can also mean I'm in pain and I don't know what to do. I miss you when I feel my chest so tight, and brings a lump in my throat. It means I know you are here and I'm thinking of you. Sometimes it means thank you for being here with me.
"I miss you " is the mask I wear when I have a lot to say and I don't know where to start.
"I miss you, although I know you are here."