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Written on July 9, 2005, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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I didn’t think of this question. I was not alone. I don’t often experience myself as being truly alone, although I am aware that in some way, I am always alone.

When I was at college I went through a phase of examining language for meaning in a pseudo-deconstructivist fashion. I thought about the phrase, “Always alone.” All ways, all one, I realised, with a delicious shiver. It kind of summed up the feeling of being here, central and present, and yet at the same time, being everywhere, which is a sensation I associated with states of mind including the creative, the meditative, and the stoned.

Isolation is not a happy place for most human beings. We require social reinforcement and comfort. We can remove humanity by solitary confinement or imprisonment. Yet, without solitude, we become lost, uncentred, devoid of ourselves, empty vessels needing to be filled.

This is one reason I like the internet community of which I am part. I sit alone, on a cold grey London morning, drinking tea, sensing the wakening world around me, and my real contact is not with my fellow urban passengers, but with you. So I have a supplementary question.

What truth are you seeking?

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  1. I.:.S.:.
    Posted 9 July, 2005 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    As many as possible, I collect them. You can use them for all sorts of things, like to fuck with people’s heads for fun…

    Yeah, I like this internet community… The sense that when it’s 4.30am and you’re praying to God for sleep, that there are other people out there awake…

  2. Laurie
    Posted 10 July, 2005 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    To paraphrase Jack Nicholson, ‘I can’t handle the truth.’

  3. Comfort Addict
    Posted 10 July, 2005 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Ideally, I would like to know truths that make everything make sense. Failing that, having some things make sense would be nice.

  4. Blog ho
    Posted 11 July, 2005 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    eternal life.

  5. David Killingback
    Posted 19 July, 2005 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m seeking that truth (if it exists) that will allow “my” relationships to make me more hman, rather than less.

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