The Irony of Loneliness
Dan Moore
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I think loneliness comes with the writer’s territory and one learns to find one’s humanity, strength and grace in it. It is also as part of the human condition as is connection although we seek one and try and flee the other. I was a single mother of three sons and fulltime writer/sole support. That is another sort of isolation and loneliness. But now, in retrospect, as life has broadened out in magical ways, that lonely passage was a hero’s walk.
Advice? Wherever you are on this planet, there’s a free Argentinean tango class. Go to it. The best tonic for isolation is a stranger’s embrace which you will find in spades at tango. You don’t even have to talk.

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