Beauty is wishing for loneliness without any regret and complains.
I’m free, I think. I shut my eyes and think hard and deep about how free I am, but I can’t really understand what it means. All I know is I’m totally alone. All alone in an unfamiliar place, like some solitary explorer who’s lost his compass and his map. Is this what it means to be free?
A woman’s voice answered, “Hello?”
Walter cried back at her, “Hello, oh Lord, hello!”
“This is a recording,” recited the woman’s voice. “Miss Helen Arasumian is not home. Will you leave a message on the wire spool so she may call you when she returns? Hello? This is a recording. Miss Helen Arasumian is not home. Will you leave a message -“
He hung up.
He sat with his mouth twitching.
On second thought he redialed that number.
“When Miss Helen Arasumian comes home,” he said, “tell her to go to hell.
Every person has his secret; in reverie, unbeknown to others, he finds peace, freedom, sorrow and love.
I was lonely, and a lonely heart has hungers that can overpower both common sense and dignity.
I drink out of desperation. Life is too dreary to endure. The misery, loneliness, crampedness – they’re heartbreaking…. What feelings do you suppose a man has when he realizes that he will never know happiness or glory as long as he lives? Hard work. All that amounts to is food for the wild beasts of hunger.
Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies-loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt-every time they come around.
He could see her, but dared not remain for fear of annoying her by seeming to be spying upon the pleasures which she tasted in other company, pleasures which – while he drove home in utter loneliness, and went to bed, as anxiously as I myself was to go to bed, some years later, on the evenings when he came to dine with us at Combray – seemed illimitable to him since he had not been able to see their end.
I fall in love with Paraíso. It’s like a giant playground where I’m never scolded for running around recklessly, where I’m almost overwhelmed with the amount of attention and love I receive from Mami’s family. In New York, I’m invisible.
If you’re afraid to be alone, you are alone.