Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Loneliness is a temporary feeling. its when your roomate leaves you alone for a week for a family vacation. It's what you feel when the person you shared your days with for ages unexpectedly changes their mind and starts sharing others'. It's what you feel when you pass that couple on the sidewalk holding hands and you have only your phone in yours.
Loneliness comes in waves. One moment you feel fine, and the solitude brings you peace. The next moment the quite hurts your ears, and you can't do anything about it.
The weird thing about loneliness is that you don't have to be alone to feel alone. Someone could be sitting right next to you, talking to you, looking at you, saying things you would normally love to hear, but you still feel like no one is there.
Emptiness is completely different. Emptiness is what remains when loneliness recedes. Emptiness stays.
Emptiness does not come and go in waves, it is static. You don't feel empty, you know it. You know that something is missing, but you don't know what, until the vacant space is filled.
Emptiness doesn't return like loneliness does. Once you fill that hole that emptiness digs, it doesn't appear again.
Emptiness is what you feel when you feel you're missing a connection. Loneliness is what you feel when a connection is lost.

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