Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

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[originally posted on my blog, 12/23/10: thought I'd share it here...]

Last night I sent out a tweet saying Sometimes I feel very, very alone.

I got a lot of replies to that tweet, which is touching really. There are some people who honestly do care, and for that Im grateful. But I felt the need to clarify with a follow up...
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bob:

If that Jonas boy starts gnawing on the wing...alert the flight crew.

videre:

The feeling of loneliness is a consequence of our evolution; we are social animals that have an inner need to communicate with our kind. Even the most popular person with hundreds of acquaintances, casual friendships and a handful of true friends can still feel lonely. If we have something to say, a feeling we do not fully understand ourselves or cant express something that is deeply felt to any of them, and have them understand us, then we will be lonely.
Erich Fromm wrote of the need for kindred spirits in his book The Fear of Freedom.
He quotes Balzac in a passage from The Inventors Suffering.

But learn one thing; impress it upon your mind which is still so malleable: man has a horror of aloneness. And of all kinds of aloneness, moral aloneness is the most terrible

The work of Fromm in this book The Fear of Freedom is an attempt to explain our relationship with the wider world, to its cultural pressures and the complex inter relations between self and society. Essential reading I would have thought for anyone interested in why it is we feel that urge to communicate.

You are right, loneliness is natural and to be expected.

Friday Aug 13, 2010

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Just stalked my old LiveJournal and checked out my bio. This is what I had under Interests a good 7 years ago:

420, 80s, accessories, acid-jazz, acting, analyzing, aronofsky films, art, attitude, auditioning, barbara bui, barneys new york, bisexuality, bjork, bonfire madigan, breakfast at tiffanys, california, candles, chanel, cherries, classic rock, clothing design, coloring outside the lines, colors, cooking, crafting, crocheting, dancer in the dark...
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jensen:

Thank you Alana! It won't let you add me until my set goes up smile. I know this because I tried to add a girl approx. ten times before her set was up until I finally asked, haha.

kimkat:

AMAZING. Was this before or after the Cali move?

Thursday Jul 22, 2010

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carlovely:

AMAZING
love

Thursday Jul 08, 2010

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alanajoy:

Thanks for you comment! I guess you and I are the same but also different: I enjoy writing! Writing helps me process the hailstorm of thoughts and work them out: between me and the pen (or keyboard, alternately).

pandie:

That's one sexy and intelligent looking brain up there, Checking out your blog now, looking forward to working with you!! xo