Tuesday, July 31, 2012
“WE ARE ALL ALONE”. Loneliness is such a Big, Ugly Word.
Read hard into the lines of this popular vintage song “WE ARE ALL ALONE” and you will envision what loneliness can do to damage the unprepared soul:
“Outside the rain begins
And it may never end
So cry no more
On the shore, a dream
Will take us out to sea
Forever more, forever more
Close your eyes and dream
And you can be with me
‘Neath the waves
Through the caves of ours
Long forgotten now
We’re all alone,
we’re all alone ….”
LONELINESS is one big, ugly word. No one can escape from it.
It stabs you deep with a sinking feeling, bringing along a strange sense of foreboding.
You can be oh-so-lonely, even in the midst of a swelling crowd.
You can certainly be lonely when no one understands you, much less want anything to do with you.
You can meet a special someone and suddenly this sense of loneliness assails you.
It saps into you like a physical pain because you long to be with that person all the time. Yes, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
LONELINESS is a salient, crushing word.
It gnaws at your heart inciting a tinge of apparent hopelessness.
There’s only so much work you can do to paint a vivid landscape of abject loneliness.
A painter can dabble with a thousand hues.
A poet can put a special burn to the sunrise and the solitude.
But will all these effectively eradicate the illusion that we are not alone?
Every one gets lonely, now and then, for different reasons.
Some turn to friends, relatives or seek solace in prayers.
Whatever it can be, we just have to deal with the destructive power of loneliness. We are born alone and die alone.
Only divine friendships can see us through.
Mother Teresa had long advised us that the most terrible poverty is loneliness, the feeling of being unloved.
The eternal quest of a human being is to shatter his loneliness.
Sure, there are those who put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break these wall down.
As the old song says, “WE ARE NOT ALONE.”
REALLY KOOL, right?
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