There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone. The balance is always uncertain and provisional; it’s always a matter of dissatisfaction, give-and-take, and sacrifice…It’s up to each of us to balance the risks and rewards—to trade, in right proportion, loneliness for freedom, explicability for mystery, and the knowable for the unknown within ourselves.
It is not necessary to leave the house. Remain by your table and hark. Do not even hark, simply wait. Do not even wait, be entirely silent and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Avoiding people. I avoid people that I actually like. I suppose that’s a phobia, but it’s also a habit.
Morrissey, (when asked about his worst habit)
who do you feel like you could talk to, and who would get you? do you have someone you know you could vibe with? i feel so lonely because i really dont have a best friend like that sometimes i wish i just had someone who coudl ge t me but im always so weary of people
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I haven’t met someone who I felt I could share everything with, no. I have one brother in particular who I feel like I can go to with (surface) feelings but nothing too deep, which is okay with me. I’m a person who internalizes their problems and really my issue is my inability to express myself without feeling empty or foolish afterwards. I’ve realized that whenever I verbalize my thoughts, it’s always either an exaggeration or a downplay. This is why I resort to writing. I hate it. Besides the fact that I am rubbish at it, I feel like my words still lose importance when they’re no longer just mine. I do it anyway. We’re all looking for someone we can sit in silence with but also talk to without any limitations. Unfortunately, too often the people we are around let us down. With that being said, there are plenty of kindred spirits out there who are on the same “wavelength” as you. All you have to do is find them. Put yourself out there. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, right?
Ps. If loneliness doesn’t leave you alone (see what I did there?), let me know so I can kick it in the butt.
Pps. I’m here. I’ll be that one person you can vibe with.
What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
There is more blood than water flowing here in Gaza.
A German journalist in response to the water supply shortages caused by the incessant airstrikes. (via 33113
I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm.
how many followers do you have? (just curious lol) :) love your blog <3
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