I've never been all that given over to loneliness. I've always been fortunate enough to have people I like to be with nearby. I'm also good at entertaining myself.
As I scramble about a bit, though, getting this work task or that work task done, I
remember a kind of quarter-life moment of crisis, when I was actively lonely.
I know that weblog posts are supposed to wrap up with a neat bow, either of brilliant observation or of pithy dialogue. But I will leave this one with a quick mention of the parched feeling of loneliness.