Friday, April 29, 2011

On Top of My Loneliness, There Was A Certain Shame

This morning I read this and found it deeply satisfying. It's from Anna Solomon's story, "The Long Net," in The Missouri Review, Volume 34 #1.

"My father had told me never to feel lonely, but I did. He said loneliness was the result of boredom, and boredom meant you weren't taking responsibility for your gifts. So on top of my loneliness, there was a certain shame."

Maybe it's just me. Interestingly enough, here's the cover of the issue titled "Peril."

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