There is no view where I am living for the next thousand hours. There is just a space in the ceiling that opens to let in the sounds and smells of life. Being alone is no longer difficult, and the older I get the more comfortable I am to live in a state of schizophrenia.

As a child I drowned myself within the pages of books, and as a writer I prefer to be left alone with my imagination. I no longer have a fear of dying and never will confuse the words solitude and  loneliness again. I wonder however if I am left alone for too long, what I eventually will become. Gertrude Stein once said it was very easy to live and love alone, but will solitude always find the right words to put down on paper.

I got the idea about the number of words from my friend Susie Lindau and her Twenty Word Wednesday

Black and white photo by Linda Seccaspina

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Tags: Alone, Gertrude-Stein,  Aloneness,  Anxiety,  Being-Alone,  Being-Social,  Loneliness,  Social,  Social-Anxiety

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Comment by Linda Seccaspina on April 10, 2014 at 11:50pm
Michael.. A lot of us might be situated on different corners but we are all one and the same
Comment by Michael Todd Cheeseman on April 10, 2014 at 11:38pm

Linda, I read it again.  I just keep reading it.  It fits my life so unbelievably right now.  wow...

Comment by Michael Todd Cheeseman on April 10, 2014 at 11:36pm

Absolutely beautiful and filled with so much emotion.

Comment by Linda Seccaspina on April 10, 2014 at 9:19am

Yup Tink.. it is what it is

Comment by Jason Giecek on April 10, 2014 at 1:07am

Death is just part of the adventure which is life! Nope, not suicidal, I'm happy!! WOO!! :D

Comment by Linda Seccaspina on April 9, 2014 at 9:48pm

Thanks guys.. and I dont know if it is fiction hahaha

Comment by Susie Lindau on April 9, 2014 at 8:39pm

Wow Linda! Is this fiction? I hope so... It is a great piece and the photo is perfect. 

Thanks for the shout! 

Comment by Sheila Luecht on April 9, 2014 at 7:36pm

Very cool, almost feels like you are in spirit.

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