"I want you to wear loneliness like you were born with it,
like your skin could only breathe, if it was breathing alone.
loneliness is not a metaphor for everything you hate,
for everything you don’t want to be.
loneliness is a metaphor for your beating heart,
because at one point, you could only count on being alone
and being alive -and both were bittersweet.
go to the movies by yourself and talk during the whole shitty movie,
then come home to yourself and listen to how loudly you can shout your biggest fears into your bedroom pillow.
loneliness is not a plague;
it is an opportunity to fall in love with yourself."