We are all lonely. I sometimes think that that is all that life is. We’re just fighting not to be alone.
When you are alone with yourself all the time, with no one but yourself, you begin to go deeper and deeper into yourself until you lose yourself. It’s a perverse contradiction. It’s like your ego begins to disintegrate until you have no ego. Not in the sense that you become humble or gain some kind of perspective, but that you literally lose your sense of self.
People think being alone is the scariest thing in the world. They’re wrong. Lying to yourself is far worse.
The things we see, the things that we face, no one can do this alone. Trying is the biggest mistake that you can make.
You’re not afraid of the dark, Barry. You’re afraid of being alone in the dark, and that goes away when you realize something. You’re never really alone.
The weight of what has happened here is too much for any one of us to bear alone. The only way we can live with it is to carry it together.[to Claire]