Thank you, George.
That was generous and heartfelt response from you, too.
I feel like I know you better after reading it.
Interestingly I have always often felt alone, even though I wasn't ... an odd detachment that when I was very young used to worry me. Now I find myself withdrawing from things a bit: skipping my old haunts & routines; reflecting more ... detached. I think that's where we really live no matter what is - or isn't - around us.
Yes, I think I know what you mean.
I have felt pretty much the same way, for most of my life.
No matter how busy, whether life has been "coupled" or single, no matter how caught up I've been in various activities & interests, there is always a separate part of me which stands aside (not necessarily in a bad way!
) knowing that the busy-ness & connections are just a part
of the whole picture.
I think that basically we come into this life alone & leave it alone, too.
If that sounds pessimistic or bitter, or disappointed, or anything like that, I don't see it that way.
That is just how I see things.
Just the way things are.
When I was younger I used to fight that feeling of separateness. I don't any more.
It is easier, more realistic, more comfortable even, not to.
Anyway thanks for this. I wish you well.
Thank you again.
There have been some terrific new posts to this thread in the past 24 hours.
So much to think about, from each of your perspectives.
I have the uncomfortable feeling that I am talking too much. That there are others reading who might want to respond to what's been said, too.
So I'll tell you what ....
I think I might just shut up for a while & free up some space for the rest of you to talk.
I think that's an excellent idea!