I think this is going to be my last daily prompt. don’t know why I’m doing them. It’s 2nd November in Australia but I’m getting yesterday’s prompts in Aus. Same with the weekly writing challenges, I can only access them on the Tuesday. But at least I’ve got more time to work on them. Having said that, I’m thrilled to be able to put something together in a short amount of time. It’s never happened to me before I started on the challenges. Here’s ‘yesterday’s’ prompt.
Can you feel lonely even if you aren’t alone? I haven’t experienced it myself but I’ve heard that you can be lonely in a crowded room. Perhaps you’re at a function and everyone is divided up into cliques and there you are with not a soul to call your own.
I’ve never really experienced that myself. I’ve also never experienced being alone. That’s another matter altogether and not to be confused with being lonely. I have never in my life had a moment to myself. I come from an era when you stayed with your parents until you got married or until you decided or accepted you never were going to be married. So, I went from my parents’ house to my own home: work colleagues, husband, children and grandchildren whose parents expect me to play a hands-on role. Not a moment to myself, not a chance to be alone or feel lonely. So, while I can empathise with those who are lonely, I can’t relate.