Loneliness is something that many of us cope with on a daily basis. Sometimes we can be more lonely in a crowded room that we are standing next to a single person.
Webster’s Dictionary defines loneliness as:
- 1a : being without company : lone
b : cut off from others : solitary
- not frequented by human beings : desolate
- sad from being alone : lonesome
- producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation
However, rarely does a definition convey what loneliness or any other emotion really is.
The reality is, loneliness is is a chasm deeper than the eye can see.
Loneliness can take you from the highest perch and cast you into the deepest hell.
Loneliness is a cold metal table in a dark room.
Loneliness is a yearning for human touch, even a hug.
Loneliness is an empty bench where you used to sit next to your mother and talk.
Loneliness is a need to tell your deceased loved one how much you miss them.
Loneliness is a fresh snowfall without children to play in it.
Loneliness is a photograph in your hand that you can’t let go of.
Loneliness is feeling cold on a warm summer day as the waves crash on the beach.
Loneliness is a rain, so cold it seeps through to your bones.
Loneliness is… a singular soul among billions.