Loneliness

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Loneliness and Considering Shutting Down This Blog

Lonesome

I’m considering shutting down this blog. There’s so much (and nothing) going on in my life at present. I’m trying to find focus but it seems an impossible task at the moment. By far the most read post on this blog is the Kawasaki Vulcan S review. It gets nearly all the hits every single day. While that’s fine I suppose I wish that readers would take a look at the other content here. Some do, but far and away the most attention is payed to that single post. In a way that is very discouraging because what is the point of maintaining a blog if only a single post out of over a hundred is being read? I realize I tend to go all over the place with my topics, that I don’t have a niche or a single interesting subject matter… I simply write about what happens to

Bad Dreams, Religious Nonsense, and Loneliness

too many thoughts racing

Man, I’m really struggling here… I’ve got a million things on my mind and want to write about them all but every time I begin to type today I see what I’ve written and realize that it probably won’t make any sense at all to readers so I delete and start over. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve deleted and restarted on this post today. It’s extremely difficult to try to convey anything at all in a coherent manner when there are so many disparate topics running through my mind seemingly simultaneously. Religion, sleep, dreams, goals, loneliness: all of these things are on my mind today and I want to write about them all but I don’t want to bore you to tears or end up typing out a saga instead of a blog post. I’ll start with two at the same time since they are related anyway…
Sleep

Collecting Dust

collecting dust

While I’m stuck here in Texas for a at least another month I thought I’d go through everything I’ve gathered and kept during my 51 years thus far. It’s surprisingly little. Most of it is from the 80s, things I had bought, been awarded, and in one case given to me. The item that was given to me is from the 70s and it was one of my great-grandmothers who have it to me. All of them just collecting dust. Anyway, I went through it and decided to give it away. I have three sons and wanted to divide the stuff up among them. As I’ve mentioned it’s not much, but I’ve kept them because each item has deep meaning to me. To my surprise (and I admit it was a little painful too) they didn’t want any of it. I was asked over and over again why I wanted

Loneliness And The Nomadic Lifestyle

loneliness, nomadic lifestyle

There’s a lot of blogs and videos out there about travelling… being nomadic in particular, and I read several of them. But one thing I notice that  doesn’t get mentioned much is loneliness. Maybe they don’t experience it as frequently as I do, I really can’t say. Everything seems so chipper and perfect with them that, well, who wouldn’t envy them? A few of them mention it from time to time and how they deal with it and I really appreciate that. Makes me feel like I’m not some sort of anomaly. I can tell you that I most certainly feel loneliness. Not all the time of course or I’d drop this lifestyle, but when I do feel the loneliness it can be quite intense.
 
No Strangers
“A stranger is only a friend you haven’t met yet…” isn’t that how the saying goes? Yeah, well, I guess that’s true in a