They say loneliness is human, that we all feel it, even when we have "someone". Loneliness doesn't work for me the way it does for most people--I don't often have loneliness when I've had a hard day and I need someone to understand. I don't have loneliness when I hang out in a group of friends who are often coupled off--nine times out of ten I'm even more comfortable. Loneliness doesn't creep up on me when one of my lifelong friends calls to tell me she's engaged or when I see my best friend with someone who mirrors her as her other half. Loneliness comes to me when I am at my happiest usually-- I don't get lonely being alone and I am incredibly grateful for that. Loneliness comes when I'm feeling quirky and I want to tell someone about this superstressfulreallyawesomesointeresting thing that happened to me today. It sometimes does come at obligatory times too--like when you attend a wedding with your parents and your dad almost seems to wince watching the father daughter dance happening. Or when any infant in proximity of your mother makes her googly eyed, darting her attention between you and the child. But it always passes. It's a fleeting moment mainly.
|Don't attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention because you're lonely. Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself... know what you want.- White Oleander|