The lonely one

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Thinking of you today
and I ask myself this…
How can anyone be lonely
when they have a million friends?
But I suppose it’s more than that
isn’t it?
It’s the foundation
the connectedness
the secret loyalties among confidences.
All these things matter
in order to gauge the true value of a friend.
And sadly
without the right combination
our state of loneliness
is never very far away.

© 2020 Michelle Cook


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24 thoughts on “The lonely one

  1. Love the depth and emotional awareness you expressed. As I was cranking through posts in my reader, you stopped me in my tracks. When it comes to connections, depth is always preferable to breadth in my book.

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    1. That’s exactly how I feel too. I think just one solid connection with someone is better than a thousand friends. But trying to find that one person is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I’ve learned to hold on tight when I do find a strong connection with someone and I try so hard to never take them for granted.

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