Tag Archives: loneliness

Going Out

“Katherine, you should come with us tonight,” her housemate Abby said. Katherine felt her throat tighten just a bit. Her mind, agile when she was comfortable, stalled, mired in a combination of panic and self recrimination. It was just a … Continue reading

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Being Alone vs. Loneliness

Just came across an article in the Wall Street Journal titled When Being Alone Turns Into Loneliness, There Are Ways to Fight Back.  I think the title oversells the article a bit.  The ways to fight back it offers are … Continue reading

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Watching Him Run Away

He has a nice smile. The thought came to her unbidden, as if placed there by someone else. Katherine smiled back, hoping to convey her appreciation of his courtesy. He passed her and she turned her head to watch him run … Continue reading

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Running Alone

He was new in town. Or he felt that way at least. He’d moved to the city six months ago. Every other day he ran 4 miles along the river trail. And every other day he saw her. Sometimes she … Continue reading

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Poor Old Lonely Bland

This bit of doggerel was inspired by Anita Brookner’s book The Private View George Bland’s empty life. Has no friends. Has no wife. Poor old lonely Bland. George Bland is sixty five. Fears his health will take a dive. Still … Continue reading

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