It’s lonely out here: the wisdom of the shipwrecked

I didn’t anticipate how lonely this journey would be.I don’t mean that I’ve been completely abandoned by the people I care about, though I have lost some friends. I mean loneliness at the deepest level. A kind of subterranean emptiness that runs like background music in my mind and only rises to the level of my consciousness when I’m especially tired or disappointed about my life. Think: free-fall.Nor is loneliness the same as being alone. I enjoy being alone more than I ever have. I ment … [Read more...]