Only the Lonelyposted by The Sailor @ 7:39 PM Permalink This blog post by Roger Ebert is one of the finest set of words I've ever come across. I can only excerpt a tiny bit, but please read the whole thing because he, (like us;-), includes lots of salient, beautiful music.
All the lonely peopleSeriously, read the whole thing, it's a short short story in a blog post. It's a beautiful comment on our human condition.
Lonely people have a natural affinity for the internet. It's always there waiting, patient, flexible, suitable for every mood.
What do lonely people desire? Companionship. Love. Recognition. Entertainment. Camaraderie. Distraction.
Encouragement. Change. Feedback. Someone once said the fundamental reason we get married is because have a universal human need for a witness. All of these are possibilities. But what all lonely people share is a desire not to be -- or at least not to feel -- alone.
And the music is great too. He just forgot one song.