Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
Happy Sunday to you.
This quote from Mother Teresa really hits home to me. I should say it hits apartment. I've never had a place that I considered "home" in my life. My vagabond career took me all over parts of the country and it provided me with temporary dwellings. But there were always people in my life. To produce a drama, a film or play, requires the conscientious efforts and cooperation of many people,if it's done right. And if one person is not doing his job, those around him have to compensate. Hence it is probably the most collaborative art form in the world.
Now that I'm retired and live alone in yet another temporary dwelling, with no friends or family to visit me, I feel the weight of loneliness. Young folks with dreams, plans and energy usually don't care to deal with old folks. Bless the one's who do.
We all make choices in our lives and then have to live with the consequences even if we didn't know what those consequences would be at the time. I try not to look back and wallow in memories. I don't like some of them, for one thing, and I'm more interested in my present and my future for another.
Loneliness is not just a matter of being alone. Sometimes we need to be alone. But to have no one with whom to share your joys and help bear your sorrows is a mean thing.
I wish you good companionship in all of your days.