Tag Archives: Loneliness

Joy: Mark Twain

To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with. Mark Twain 1835-1910 The illustration is copyright: altanaka via Shutterstock Even if that someone is your own shadow…

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Bamboo And A Bird: Linda Gregg

In the subway late at night. Waiting for the downtown train at Forty-Second Street. Walking back and forth on the platform. Too tired to give money. Staring at the magazine covers in the kiosk. Someone passes me from behind, wearing … Continue reading

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The Scent Of A Woman: Lena Jeger

It is a sad woman who buys her own perfume. Lena Jeger 1915-2007 The illustration is copyright: Everett Collection via Shutterstock

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I Am Monarch Of All I Survey: Solitude

I am monarch of all I survey; My right there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute O Solitude! where are the charms That sages have … Continue reading

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Idleness and Solitude: Dr Johnson

If you are idle, be not solitary; If you are solitary, be not idle. Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) The illustration is ‘Picture of a lonely girl walking along a city street‘ Image ID: 61626385 Copyright: Alexandra Thompson via Shutterstock

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The Place of Love in Human Life: John Mortimer QC

I cannot help thinking that the time occupied in the course of an average lifetime in the pursuit of love has been greatly exaggerated. Dr Donne and Lord Byron, I am convinced, spent many more of their spare moments asleep, … Continue reading

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