They’re with you at all times.
When you go for a walk, you take them with you; in your private sanctuary, you also take them with you. After you wake up, you greet them; before you sleep, they sing you lullabies. When you work, they disturb you; when you eat, they entertain you. When you’re confused, they tell you what’s true; when you’re not asking, they tell you what to do. When you speak, you do so on their behalf; when you think, you can hear their voice inside you. There are real humans around you, but you don’t see them; your dog wants to play with you, but you’re nowhere to be found.