Alone Time

posted September 12th, 2015, 2:01 am


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September 27th, 2014, 12:14 am

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The worst part of alone time is that you are alone.

I'm sure frame 5 won't make sense to some people. Being alone, but with another person, is a magical experience. I don't mean the comfort of having a relationship, where you don't have to talk to still enjoy each others presence. I mean having someone in the same room as you, alone as you are, but together because you are alone. It is a weird concept. I've been having that the last month or so with my roommate, and I had no idea how much it could mean to me to be alone, with someone else.

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September 12th, 2015, 11:27 am

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@GreenKrog: Isn't that sort of why people have pets? It's the kind of companionship where you don't have to say anything.

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September 12th, 2015, 12:45 pm

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@Anon: There is something more to it than that. Knowing that someone else feels the same way as you do but doesn't need to talk about it, that is something a pet doesn't have. The sentience portion of having another person there is important - like how you feel different when a person is awake watching a movie with you, rather than sleeping beside you while you watch your favourite movie. Entirely different experience.

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September 12th, 2015, 8:10 pm

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@GreenKrog: I guess that's true. I'm really not normal when it comes to social interaction. I genuinely prefer being alone most of the time, or at least need a much, much greater amount of real alone time than most people. I find that having people around is exhausting, even if they're not saying or doing anything.

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September 12th, 2015, 10:01 pm

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@Anon: I am the same way. My friends and I have a monthly event called 'Brostorm' where all of us introverts get together, get our social interaction for the month, and then go back to ignoring each other entirely. It is two days of recharging our social batteries. The rest of the month we will message each other online, MAYBE go see a movie if people are interested. It is a good system.

This is why being alone, with someone else, is unique. I so dislike having people around me, I pretty much spend all of my time in the dark. So the alone time I had with my friend was something I can't quite describe. Unfortunately, that time is gone now, and if I was alone, with her, it would be exhausting.

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September 13th, 2015, 3:53 am

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Maybe one day that will be possible again, without it being exhausting.

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