Posts tagged “loneliness”

  1. CHOOSE ONE

    FAILED TO NURTURE RELATIONSHIPS BORN OUT OF CONVENIENCE ONCE CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRED ACTIVE PARTICIPATION FROM YOU
    WATCHED NETFLIX FOR SEVEN HOURS INSTEAD OF SLEEPING BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONCE AGAIN MISTAKEN INERTIA FOR REST

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  2. Please email all questions you would like poetry to answer to advice@the-toast.net, with “Spinster’s Almanac” in the subject line. Dear Spinster, My unhappiness and depression have accumulated so much that they have blown up my life. I go out for long walks at night when I can't sleep to think about all my passive self-hatred has taken from me, and try not to let it lead me into the nearest

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  3. In a room lit only by the dim blue glow of his laptop screen, a man who regularly turns down rides to post-work happy hours and invitations to see old friends in order to get into his pajamas as quickly as possible and watch TV shows he's already seen alone in bed was suddenly overcome by the horrifying certainty that he is not truly known or understood by another single living human being.

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  4. Previously: The Hunger of the Caterpillar and The Giving Tree. A mother bird sat on her egg. The egg jumped. "Oh, oh!" said the mother bird. "My baby will be here. He will want to eat. I must get something for my baby bird to eat," she said. "I will be back!" So away she went. The egg jumped. It jumped and jumped and jumped. Out came the baby bird. "Where is my…

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  5. It began in fits and starts, as the people who were obviously flash-mob veterans moved assuredly through the crowd, while the rest looked furtively around them to figure out what they were supposed to do. Forty percent of the attendees, had they been asked, would have admitted they had only recently moved to town and didn't know anyone else there that day. No one asked, so no one knew, but it's true all the same.

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