“There is no escape from loneliness and separation……..” I told my self often.
“Wife, child, brothers, parents, friends…..we come together only to go apart again. It is one continuous movement. They move away from us as we move away from them. The law of life can’t be avoided. The law comes into operation the moment we detach ourselves from our mother’s womb. All struggle and misery in life is due to our attempt to arrest this law or get away from it or in allowing ourselves to be hurt by it. The fact must be recognised. A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life. All else is false. My mother got away from her parents, my sisters from our house, I and my brother away from each other, my wife was torn away from me, my daughter is going away with my mother, my father has gone away from his father, my earliest friends – where are they? They scatter apart like the droplets of a water spray. The law of life. No sense in battling against it…”
A five year old brother to his eight month old sister :
Respond with oohs and aahs when these people talk to you. Only then will they buy you stuff.