“And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.”
Loneliness is more than a feeling, it is a being.
It’s the sense that there is something missing and maybe that something is you. It is grasping in the darkness for something to hold on to. It is the drop in your stomach when that something isn’t there. The most painful part of loneliness is when you aren’t alone. You can be surrounded by a mass of people, but still feel as though you are the only one alive. There’s a yearning inside you to find a connection, find one thing to touch, to feel, to share with, to confirm, as only a fellow human can, that you can feel.