Poem Wonderfully Explains How To Be Alone And Enjoy It

Solitude is bliss.

To some people, aloneness equals loneliness.

We can hardly see a movie, dine out, or even shop without physical and — often more importantly — virtual companionship. Because God forbid someone assumes we don't have friends, lovers, or close family members willing to hang out with us.

To artists Andrea Dorfman and Tanya Davis, however, being alone is something completely different.

"Society is afraid of alonedom..."

"... Like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements, like people must have problems if, after a while, nobody is dating them. But lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless, and lonely is healing if you make it," Davis states in her poem titled "How To Be Alone."

Written by Davis and produced by Dorfman back in 2010, this poem, which has also become an illustrated book, beautifully taps into the modern fear of solitude, anxiety of being alone with ourselves, and our thoughts and feelings on loneliness.

In short, it's a profound tutorial on how to be comfortable with yourself and have a positive outlook on the world.

Listen to the full poem below and share thoughts on what being alone means to you:


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