Saturday, October 25, 2008

This guy I've never heard of Patrick Phillips says this: "There is no greater blessing for a writer, I think, than the joy of being left alone."

Dude, speak for yourself.  Being alone fucking sucks.

5 comments:

  1. :(

    I don't get lonely too easily. I want to be alone 82 percent of the time. Maybe it's more difficult to be alone in a big city?

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  2. i have to say i agree with the dude

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  3. I'm prone to cabin fever. Being in New York has helped cure it.

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  4. for writing i love the idea of being alone. so often i find myself in the middle of of a longer work but i get interrupted, here by having to go to class/teach class, at my parents house by my parents screaming at me to do something. its those rare times when i can work straight through to the finish, and looking at the finished work and seeing a cohesion of time, that i appreciate being alone. relationship-wise, sometimes the inclination to go do one's partner trumps this writer's will to write. but being alone does suck, esp for an extended period of time.

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  5. I guess I wasn't really thinking of the "as a writer" part. I guess I take being alone for granted. All I have to do to be alone is get on the train after work, come home, go in my room, shut the door, and that's it, I'm alone. And 12 hours later it all starts over again. I don't know how to not be alone, other than online dating.

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