There is laughter, shrill calls. Everyone is flirting, saying in nudges and jokes and blushing what they would do in private.
Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Lonely people tend to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.