Ships in the night

“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose
that I am here and you are out there.”
~ Yasutani Roshi

Well, okay.  But if it is a delusion then it’s a persistent one.  And it seems that, day to day, it’s difficult if not dangerous for us to completely forget our separateness, even if it is illusory.  And with separateness comes loneliness, at times either fleeting or prolonged, touchingly slight or deeply terrifying.  It seems an integral part of the human condition, that if we are going to live human lives then we are also going to suffer from loneliness.

Maybe the best we can do is be lonely together.

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