Loneliness is having a lot to say
but no one to say it to.
Loneliness is having people all around
but no one who knows you.
Loneliness is not feeling intimate, not feeling in tune with another.
Loneliness is having no one to talk to, no one to listen to, no one to relate to.
Loneliness is not a matter of proximity to people
but a matter of proximity of heart, soul, mind.
Loneliness is being alone with your thoughts but wanting to share them
and no one is there.
Loneliness is not a lack of people
but a lack of people with whom to share
We have an epidemic of loneliness:
we can speak to people from across the world
at a moment’s notice, with a click and a laptop;
but we don’t share our heart with the person across the room
or across the table
about what is really going on