"We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — ‘Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.’ ” John Steinbeck
Some quotient love. I've been feeling particularly lonesome lately, and it's nice to recognize that other people get it, so here are some random quotes that are sticking to my brain tonight.
"Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. — Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
"It's too late to sleep anyway. The coffee's gone cold, so I just heat up another pot. Tonight, I feel like my whole body is made out of memories. I'm a mix tape, a cassette that's been rewound so many times you can hear the fingerprints smudged on the tape. Press play." Rob Sheffield, Love is a mix tape; Life and loss , One Song at a time.
“She read about people she could never be and adventures she could never have.” - Pushing Daisies
and, finally, to sum up how I'm feeling about the state of our nation lately:
"I know you have a lot on your desk/plate, but as a thin man who smokes, you may not understand the concept: all that stuff you've been putting on your plate? It's F(*)%$ chow time, brother. That's how you get stuff off your plate!" Jon Stewart, in an aside to President Obama, The Daily Show, Oct 6, 2009
Start eating, people. Start eating.