Embracing Loneliness

A Beautiful Mess

“Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.” – Janet Fitch

I am afraid of loneliness, afraid that I would be undertaken by its dark currents, that I would drown in its the inevitable sea of suffering. I used to be afraid that if I were to be pitched by the throes of loneliness that I would not survive. I would fight against it, I would try to…

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