. . . two sides of being alone.

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Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.
It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.

~Paul Johannes Tillich

Photo & text source: Anna-Maria Szepesi shared Harmony’s photo https://web.facebook.com/Harmony-578149188866564/

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3 thoughts on “. . . two sides of being alone.

  1. If you’ve watched kids at play, loneliness is a rare thing. It only happens when cruelty enters the room or lawn, then the one reacting feels loneliness, not before. I think loneliness happens when the outside world gets inside and we’ve lost our ground. Children, growing up with caring parents, doing things together, don’t have that loneliness feeling, at least not as much. I’ve seen too many independent people, who share and work with others, but are also completely comfortable on their own. What do they have that others’ don’t? Simply, I believe, they haven’t lost their ….

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