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Day 466

Some kind of weird day...... didn't know why... the answer....

It's evening here; 10 pm. And it was a good day. Woke up after a good night's sleep, and I did all sorts of shit: made a breakfast of poached eggs and toast. I worked on a few things in the morning, and even accomplished something.

Texted back and forth with NewGF. She's with the kids this weekend, but I'm impressed with how she makes time for me - Tuesday she'll come out for an hour to go to a book reading for a friend, Thursday, after her kid's birthday (who will go home with his dad) she invited me over for some after-party celebration....

But the day was still weird, and I don't know why....

Walked through the park to the gym. Punched the speed bag and the body bag, got a nice workout. Showered.....

But something was strange....

Came home, worked for a bit, did laundry, made a really nice dinner, watch some television.....

....but something weird was happening.... a feeling...

.... and it hit me when I was in the bathroom: I didn't talk to a single person all day!

Has that ever happened to you? No interactions, no conversations, just a solitary day, even though I was out in the world.

So strange.... and yet....

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  • Otter Otter
    4 months ago

    I had those days a lot in college. I'd take a break from studying and walk around campus, go climb the rock wall at the gym, sit by the river, and yet not speak to a single human being. Didn't help that college students (and most people in general these days) walk around with their earphones in. It always left me with that weird feeling you're describing, but sometimes it was nice giving myself the time in my own head. It feels almost like loneliness, but somehow a bit more serene? It feels like the good kind of loneliness sometimes, but other times I'd have to shatter the silence and talk to someone - even if just giving my order to a barista. Days like that, I'd usually video-call my parents to shake the feeling off.

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  • Bettedavis Bettedavis
    4 months ago

    Ditto
    Sometimes you do not realise you have spoken to no one till the end of day when you sit and Reflect
    Being alone gets better as we get older

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