This is part of my A-Z Challenge posts. In keeping with my theme of emotions and states of being, this is where the letter of the day (L) took my writing.
Can you only be lonely when you are alone? Is it more lonely to be physically alone or to be accompanied but emotionally alone? Have you ever been with someone but felt like they weren’t really there? Is the saying true that it’s better to be alone than in bad company? Is there a difference between valuing alone time and wanting to be left alone? At what point does preferring your own company make you a loner? Doesn’t everyone want to be left to ponder their thoughts by themselves for some length of time? Is there comfort in loneliness or despair? Are you alone and wishing for someone to fill the void or are you with someone and wishing to be alone? What words or feelings come to mind when you think of the word lonely?
Sometimes we just need someone to be there. Not to fix anything or or do anything in particular, just to let us feel that we are cared for and supported.
I was having a hard time finding time to write for this post so I wrote in a “Stream of Consciousness” style just writing whatever popped in my mind with little to no editing in 10 minutes. This is a style of writing I’m embracing even though it’s very hard for me to not go back and fix, add, and rewrite. Linda will be posting her Stream of Consciousness prompt on Friday, I encourage you to check it out as it’s a great way to warm up and flex your writing muscles.