What is it that we call loneliness. It can’t simply be the absence of others, you can be alone and not lonely, and you can be among people and yet be lonely. So what is it? … it isn’t only that others are there, that they fill up the space next to us. But even when they celebrate us or give advice in a friendly conversation, clever, sensitive advice: even then we can be lonely. So loneliness is not something simply connected with the presence of others or with what they do. Then what? What on earth?
About the author
Spike’s the name (on the internets), a poet from Chicago with an overactive imagination who enjoys writing the thought life (and the writing life). I’m a writer of words, thinker of thoughts, visual poet too and sometimes it all comes together after I come apart.
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