How can emptiness be so heavy?
Six Word Story
My voice is like a rumour. I’m not sure if it came out or not, or if it is true.
Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger
Why am I so anxious? And then it hits me. I’m not anxious, I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be so lonely because it seems catastrophic - seeing the car just as it hits you.
Augusten Burroughs, Dry