Bought the book ‘Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine’ by Gail Honeyman. A book about loneliness. Wondering how it will read. Loneliness is something I struggle with a lot. I feel lonely, have difficulty really connecting with people, letting my walls down, or getting to know new people. I want out, I want to connect, I just don’t know how.

The intro of the book really spoke to me, so I bought it and started reading it. Hoping to find some inspiration in it.

‘… loneliness is hallmarked by an intense desire to bring the experience to a close; something which cannot be achieved by sheer willpower or by simply getting out more, but only by developing intimate connections. This is far easier said than done, especially for people whose loneliness arises from a state of loss or exile or prejudice, who have reason to fear or mistrust as well as long for the society of others. Loneliness is accretive, extending and perpetuating itself. Once it becomes impacted, it it is by no means easy to dislodge.’ 

Olivia Lang


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