everyone’s lonely

How is it that so many people can feel so alone all at once and all in the same place? Weird, huh? Has it always been like this?

I think loneliness is really more like fear disguised as melancholy… fear of reaching out, fear of rejection, fear of who knows what… I think sometimes there doesn’t really have to be something to be afraid of for fear to exist. Sometimes it’s just fear. And so, sometimes it’s just loneliness.

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3 Responses to “everyone’s lonely”

  1. Stefani

    Kelly, if you’re lonely in Utah feel free to visit me in California.

    Or even if you’re not lonely you can come visit me in California!

  2. Peregrine

    I think it’s the other way around: fear comes from loneliness. DFW used to say that the human experience is to be imperially alone, stuck in your own skull-sized kingdom. B/c no matter how much empathy you have, you can’t actually escape that place that is you. Which is where alone comes from. And fear is, I think, one of the ways we express that.

  3. Bryant

    DFW = Dallas/Fort Worth airport?

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