"Yes, I am alone, and at this moment of my life, that is where I choose to be. Although it may not be the ideal state, I’m consoled by the knowledge that I’m nowhere near as lonely as the mismated husbands and wives I see everywhere. Two individuals who are together but not together, who don’t respond to the world about them in the same way, are by far the loneliest people of all. The sun rises and the sun sets; for one it’s an incalculable mystery, for the other a time of day."
— Richard Bode, Beachcombing atMiramar. (via zarexx)