Monday, January 12, 2009

Companionship ... Loneliness


He who knows not the hunger for Companionship …

Will never suffer the gnawing pangs of Loneliness.





IMAGE: Anna Bakkar, National Geographic

6 comments:

lime said...

if only people would sate each other's hunger...

Just Joni said...

it is only human to feel loneliness at different times for different people and for different reasons...some days are better than others...but I'm convinced the yearning and ability to feel is a crucial part of life's most passionate moments ~

Love to you JM ~

John-Michael said...

To You, My Darling Lime, I can only say, "Amen!"

Lovingly ...

John-Michael said...

Dearest Joni, your thoughts and words touch me!

It was at the conclusion of several hours of immersion in a televised presentation of the life of Franklin D Roosevelt, that I began thinking about matters of loneliness. FDR’s relatives and Historians alike recounted the great Man’s last days as a time of solitude and depressing loneliness. His daughter stepped into the breach and arranged several meetings between her Dad and his former Lover. And in those meetings, when he insisted on driving from the White House to pick his Friend and Companion up and bring her to the Presidential Residence (which afforded him the emotional outlet of a fantasy of ‘normalcy’ that mirrored what would be common to a man outside of the trappings and boundaries of his Office and Position) … and, finally, at his beloved Warm Springs Retreat … he found some measure of satisfaction of his yearning for intimacy and that companionship, that he and his wife had, so long before, acknowledged as alien to their marriage.

I ‘slept on,’ and had, as part of my dreams, these considerations. And the resultant summary of thought, I posted, this morning. I did so, not as a statement of some ‘rule’ or declaration of ‘truth.’ But, instead, as something that I would mention to a Friend, today, as a source of contemplation and introspection worthy of a moment of consideration. A ‘seed’ for something of merit that may germinate from it … if you will. I do hope that it will serve some good purpose. For the subject is, in my estimation, a worthy one.

I love You ...

nitebyrd said...

Some can feel lonely in a crowded room. The key is companionship, someone that "gets" you. I think that person(s) are rare and hard to find.

Annette said...

So very true...when I see people at restaurants or sitting on the bus bench, I feel so sad for them simply because they are alone, I feel people should never have to eat alone or travel alone, when my daughter was very young she once told some one in a restaurant we were in " You can come and eat with us" and I knew then that I had made a loving impression on her heart!
Hugs
Annette

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