Monday, January 12, 2009

"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." --Sir Matthew James Barrie
"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 Tillich

Hm. Is there a word for experiencing both sides of this at the same time? To experience both the joy and the misery of being alone simultaneously?