Make the Lonelies go away

January 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Rickey Moore Make the Lonelies go away

Please say hello to my little friend, his name is Leo.  I met Leo on a visit to the Atlanta Zoo where he lives with a bunch of his neighbors.  Of course his is a solitary life because he has a bad temper and does not play well with others.  He lives in a one bedroom apartment with glass walls and only eats delivery food.  His attitude is so bad he does not have a girlfriend even though his keepers have played matchmaker several times.  But none of the ladies will ever consent to a second date.  I guess you could call Leo a loner because he has so few friends and that suites him just fine. Someone says, you cannot call Leo a loner because he has hundreds of visitors every day.  People stand in line to take a look at Leo; He can’t be lonely because he is famous.  But the sad truth is a crowd is not company.  Even in the middle of a large crowd you can feel frightfully alone?  Albert Einstein once said, it is strange to be known so universally and yet be so lonely.  Judy Garland wrote, if I’m such a legend, then why am I so lonely? . . . Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you’ve got somebody around who loves you. For two decades Judy Garland struggled with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol, and finally died of an apparent sleeping pill overdose at age 47.  How sad it must had been to be so famous, so rich and so friendless; then to take your own life in a lonely bathroom.  Loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, is […]

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