Saturday, August 14, 2004


‘Independence’ is the luxury of all those people who are too confident, and busy, and popular, and attractive to be just plain old ‘lonely’.

And make no mistake, lonely is absolutely the worst thing to be. Tell someone that you’ve got a drink problem, or an eating disorder, or your dad died when you were a kid even, and you can almost see their eyes light up with the sheer fascinating drama and pathos of it all, because you’ve got an issue, something for them to get involved in, to talk about and analyse and discuss and maybe even cure. But tell someone you’re lonely and of course they’ll seem sympathetic, but look very carefully and you’ll see one hand snaking behind their back, groping for the door handle, ready to make a run for it, as if loneliness itself were contagious. Because being lonely is just so banal, so shaming, so plain and dull and ugly.

- David Nicholls, Starter for Ten


At 12:43 am, Blogger Trinity said...

omg. That is so true. I feel Lonely so often but it's just that I have so much to say and no-one to say it to. Blogging helps me loads. My blog is crap but hey its mine and I like it.
I really like that quote I think I'll keep it.
Trin xxx


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