Sometimes I Sit

Sometimes I sit –

With a book, and never read it.

In a group, and feel loneliness like I’ve never known.

Alone, and feel enveloped in love that I can’t see or touch, but know completely.

With a friend, and wonder who we are.

With a stranger, and know affection and compatibility.

And struggle with truth.

And imaginate my heart and soul with dreams and wishes.

Sometimes I just get up and go.

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32 thoughts on “Sometimes I Sit

  1. mentalnotes1 says:

    “In a group, and feel loneliness like I’ve never known.
    Alone, and feel enveloped in love that I can’t see or touch, but know completely.”

    This is so beautiful, its like a picture I can see so clearly! Profound words here! Almost had me in tears because I can relate!

  2. mentalnotes1 says:

    Reblogged this on mentalnotes1 and commented:
    This is so beautiful, its like a picture I can see so clearly! Profound words here! Almost had me in tears because I can relate!

  3. ksbeth says:

    and it is very hard to be feeling alone when with others

  4. Bernadette says:

    One of the most isolating experiences is to be in a group and feel alone.

  5. goldenbrodie says:

    I completely get this and it came to me too easy. Being alone with someone hurts. I’d rather be truly alone with myself. Then I find that being by myself is peaceful…for the moment. Thanks for this.

  6. I agree with goldenbrodie. Being with someone and feeling alone does hurt but being with strangers and not feeling alone is a wonderful feeling. Wonderful post, Colleen!

  7. Being lonely in a room full of people or with an ‘other’ is the deepest wound. ❀ ❀ ❀

  8. Powerful how in touch with your insides you are. Lonely in a group can reflect you–or the group. ❀ ❀ ❀

  9. I have one thing to say and it is that ‘ this is very beautifully written’ πŸ™‚

  10. mewhoami says:

    There was one line that struck me the most and sadly as I read through the comments I noticed that I was far from the only one who felt that way. It’s obvious that several of us feel alone while in a group. I wonder why that is. Is it us that causes us to feel lonely, or the people around us? Either way though, it is a horrible, saddening feeling to experience.

  11. Val Boyko says:

    Somehow being alone and feeling enveloped with love, balances the times of being in a group and feeling lonely. The Yin and Yang of feelings πŸ’›

  12. reocochran says:

    Colleen, I learned the new word you used and am so happy! πŸ™‚
    It is sad when people feel alone in a group of people (or just with one) they know. It hasn’t happened to me more than once. I guess this means I learned to get up and leave when it happens! πŸ˜‰

  13. Debra says:

    I think at one time or another I surely have felt each of these statements as true, as well, Colleen. I think it really punctuates the complexity of our emotional ups and downs when you list them in this way. So beautiful!

  14. It’s so true.You can be lonely in a crowd, and you can be alone but not lonely.

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