Definition of lonely
1a :being without company :lone
- too many lonely nights at home
b :cut off from others :solitary
- the train stopped frequently at lonely little stations
- —Robert Hichens
2:not frequented by human beings :desolate
- a lonely spot in the woods
3:sad from being alone :lonesome
- He was feeling lonely without his wife and children.
4:producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation
- it’s a lonely thing to be a champion
- —G. B. Shaw
It’s a shadow to your steps, so easy to appear, so difficult to dissipate. I find myself staring blankly at the wall or a screen and just feeling lost and incomplete. It’s not only a desire to speak to someone, it’s the desire to speak to someone in particular.
I’ve had a few friends who have been in close contact with me recently, yet, over the last few days, that communication has simply ceased. This isn’t from a fight or any drama–at least, not between the people involved. It simply is.
My mental health has been shaky over the last week, so I’ve been the one to disappear from the computer. Compounding that has been the loneliness. The desire to speak to these particular people and just not being able to do so.
Who are you missing today? Together, let’s reach out to those we love, even with a simple message of I care and I’m thinking of you. Thank you, dear traveller, for existing, for choosing to continue to exist. You are a part of why the world is so wonderful.