Tag archives: loneliness
In a recent article in New
York Magazine (Why You
Truly Never Leave High School), author Jennifer Senior points to recent studies that suggest
memories from the ages of 15 to 25 are most vividly retained. Certainly
there are many neurological reasons behind this, but to me it boils down to
this: Why wouldn’t we have the most intense memories from the time during which
we felt things most intensely?
Do you remember what it was like to feel the
body-and-soul anguish when a best friend turned on you? Or the way your heart nearly
burst with joy when ...
Nothing makes me feel more alone than
eating by myself. I would love to be one of those people who can go to dinner
or the movies alone. I have a friend who even goes to concerts alone. But that
is not me. Being alone generally leads me to loneliness.
So, as I sat alone today for both
breakfast and lunch in a crowded cafeteria at a yoga conference, I had to push
back the inevitable, deep-rooted insecurities that cropped up. Feelings made
even stronger by the fact that today is my birthday.
The reality is that I chose solitude ...