Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I have friends on this lonely path.

And for a moment, I understand that I have friends on this lonely path; that sometimes your place is not something you find, but something you have when you need it.

"People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were too scared of being alone."
--Chuck Palahniuk, 'Survivor'

Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.

"Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them."
--Jodi Picoult, 'My Sister's Keeper'

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