The Loneliness Epidemic

Loneliness is a trendy topic lately ... unsurprisingly coinciding with the rise of social media and ultra-connectedness. It's an important thing to think about.

Of all the fantasies human beings entertain, the idea that we can go it alone is the most absurd and perhaps the most dangerous. We stand together or we fall apart.

Sometimes - especially on the hard days - I wish to yell, "TRIBE! ASSEMBLE!" into a giant megaphone and everyone I love would appear from whatever geographical place or distant life-phase they're in to share a meal and talk with joy, fear and wonder about how strange and disorienting it is to be human.