Lonely

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration
This week’s theme is lonely and the image is below. 

Here is the song snippet from “Lonely Is The Night,” a song written and performed by Billy Squier in 1981.

Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone

Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own

Lonely is the night when there’s no one left to call

You feel the time is right, say the writing’s on the wall 

Lonely

Alone my mind wanders
And questions arise;

If one’s self is alone then is that self lonely?
Is aloneness the same as being lonely? 

Is aloneness the same as loneliness?

Turn loneliness into a comforting aloneness
There is tranquility to be found by being solitary.

An attitude of solitude - is that selfish or selfless?
Selflessness  and oneself-ness - are they the same?  

Am I enough for my own self?...........


Or do I need a cat?

When love is more than love

An interesting concept. Surely love is just love regardless of its current shape or form. 

It can’t  be much less than those exacting expectations we place on our lover. When could it be more? What if it doesn’t feel like love anymore?

 What is love if not a set of mixed emotions? Do we really truly love someone  or something, or is it just that we enjoy being in love with the idea of love – under any circumstances?

Romantic love has its time in our lives but what happens when the first glow of passionate love fades?  Is this when love becomes more complex?  

A mothers love is all-encompassing in those first years of infant dependence. How loving is that mother? Does love conquer all?

Is this when love is more than love? 

Putting My Feet in the DirtOctober’s Writing prompts.This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.