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January 17, 2012

“Yeah. ‘Cause existing is such a curse.” – Everett Piper

Filed under: Uncategorized — thirdxlucky @ 1:03 am

It’s important to remind myself that my loneliness is an inextricable element of my experience of being human. It’s not the result of something I’m doing or something I’m failing to do. It’s not a comment on my worth as a person or on the strength of my intimate relationships or on my community as a whole. Feeling lonely is as much a part of my fundamental make-up as the color of my freckles or the sound of my voice. There are things I can do to manage it, but there’s nothing I can do to make it go away completely. There will be times when I feel acutely lonely, no matter what, for the rest of my life. Sometimes, loneliness is what it feels like to be alive.

That sounds depressing but it’s actually one of the most comforting realizations I ever had.

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