Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Reading Marilynne Robinson about her childhood, and the positive connotations of the word lonesome.

I learned to assume that loneliness should be in part pleasure, sensitizing and clarifying, and that it is an even truer bond among people than any kind of proximity. It may be mere historical conditioning, but when i see a man or woman alone, she or he looks mysterious to me, which is only to say that for a moment I see another human being clearly.

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