May you be alone and bored.

November 14, 2015 § 2 Comments

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As your fairy godmother these are the gifts I would bestow: may you be alone and bored.

“Thanks…?” you’d say. “But…could I exchange them for wealth and beauty?”

Sorry, that’s is not how the fairy godmother thing works, but  these gifts, wrapped in brown paper and string, are more valuable than the package suggests.

Alone is not the same as lonely.

Lonely is an emptiness that yearns for company. When surrounded by that company, the self is in the intake mode, bombarded with information, opinions, requests. As part of a group the self is in constant flux, responding to outside stimuli.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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