He was swimming in sea of other people’s expectations. Men have drowned in seas like that.
- Rober Jordan, Spring Wheel
I like drinking coffee alone and reading alone.
I like riding the bus alone and walking home alone.
It gives me time to think and set my mind free.
I like eating alone and listening to music alone.
But when I see a mother with her child, a girl
with her lover or a friend laughing with their
best friend I realize that even though
I like being alone, I don’t fancy being lonely.
I just need someone who won’t run away.
There are certain things about myself that I can’t explain to anyone. There are some things I don’t understand at all. I can’t tell what i think about things or what I am afterwards. I don’t know what my strengths are or what I am supposed to do about them. But if I start thinking about these things in too much details, the whole thing gets scary. And if I get scared, I only think about myself. I become really self- centered, and without meaning to, I hurt people. So I’m not such a wonderful human being.
– Haruki Murakami