November 2007


World of War Craft Gnome loses his Night Elf due to his profligate ways…

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This link directs you to the UCLA Loneliness Scale, a short test for determining the severity of loneliness often used in conjunction with other research on mental and physical health and its correlation to loneliness. If you take the test, the key to the scale is on the second page.

http://www3.shastacollege.edu/lvalvatne/psych15/ucla_loneliness_scale.htm

From Widow’s Quest

by Anna on November 26th, 2007

I have found such solace on the web and found so many people who have helped me through the dark days. Here are 5 tools that I have used as a way of beating loneliness

  1. Blogging:- I love my blog, I love the fact that I can share my feelings and that in some small way I can reach out to others, hopefully helping them through the bereavement process.
  2. Twitter:- This is a really great way of seeing what other people are doing and also sharing tips with each other. It is what they call microblogging…which is a posh term for writing no more than 140 characters each time. So they are quick snippets….
  3. Facebook:- This is a social networking tool which allows you to find friends, join groups, message people….and have a little fun on line. I have connected again with friends that I had lost touch with, which has been fantastic.
  4. Podcasting:- I produce a podcast on business twice a week but I also produce a podcast with someone that I met online and this is about us losing weight – we have lost over 70lbs in weight…I would not have achieved my part without weighing in each week on line.
  5. Google Reader:- This allows me to subscribe to blogs that are of interest to me and allows me to learn about new areas. When people post something new then I get it automatically….it makes me feel connected.

One of the joys of the world we live in is that we can have friends all over the world…that we can join communities that interest us, that we never need to feel alone……(of course we both know we still do!)

http://www.widowsquest.com

0013.jpgBarbara Covett comments on the feeling of freakishness that the lonely engender in other lonely people in Zoë Heller’s Notes on a Scandal.

Lonely people are terrible snobs about one another, I’ve found. They’re afraid that consorting with their own kind will conpound their freakishness. The time that Jennifer and I went to Paris together, we saw an airline employee at Heathrow ask two very fat people in the check-in line where they were both off to. The fat people were not a couple as it happened, and the suggestion that they were panicked them. Leaping apart, they both shouted in unison, “We’re not together!”

I understood their horror… Even Jennifer and I were prey on occasion to a certain self-consciousness about the impression we made as a twosome… I always suspected that we were faintly comic; two screamingly unhusbanded ladies on a day out. A music hall act of spinsterhood.

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, FLASH MOVIE MOGULS AND WEB ARTISTS ON LONELINESS IN NON-KOREANS.

COOL DADDIO GO, GO GO!

ADVISORY: WAIT FOR IT. PATIENCE, MY INTERNET FRIENDS.

http://www.yhchang.com/LONELINESS.swf

There are many websites out there touting cures for loneliness but they all require action on your part. Even the Christian sites demand that you take responsibility and work towards creating a place for yourself within a community. No even the Christians believe the cure for loneliness is in tackling the problems and not just relying on supernatural agency. But those at www.occultbooks.net know better…

Solve the Problems of Loneliness NOW !!

AN EXCITING WAY TO PUT AN END TO LONELINESS

Hundreds of men and women from all over the English speaking world are looking all in the hope of finding a cure for loneliness. Sadly, we cannot pluck the man, or woman, of your dreams out of thin air for you, but we have some advice that will make solving the problem of your loneliness a tad easier. It revolves around a very well documented, not to mention ancient, method of building your confidence and stacking the fates heavily in your favour, known as… wait for it… witchcraft !
Find out about Miranda Oakridge’s best selling new book of witches spells,

Life Can Be Magick

About Witchcraft and how it can abolish loneliness.

Witchcraft is a method by which you truly (we promise) can influence the world in which you live, not necessarily on a massive scale, but certainly in such a way as to bring you the things that you personally want. Finding a partner, or friend, and ridding yourself of a lonely, solitary existence is the least of what you can achieve. This book contains a complete book of spells, offering all of the most attractive and important spells, including the all important – cures for loneliness – spell.

THERE IS NO NEED TO BE LONELY. BE HAPPY. TAKE CONTROL!!!

HAPPY HUNTING !

https://i0.wp.com/www.unforgiven-art.de/files/images/nebel_final_0.preview.jpgIm Nebel

Seltsam, im Nebel zu wandern!
Einsam ist jeder Busch und Stein,
Kein Baum sieht den anderen,
Jeder ist allein.

Voll von Freuden war mir die Welt,
Als noch mein Leben Licht war,
Nun, da der Nebel fällt,
Ist keiner mehr sichtbar.

Wahrlich, keiner ist weise,
Der nicht das Dunkle kennt,
Das unentrinnbar und leise.
Von allen ihn trennt.

Seltsam, im Nebel zu wandern!
Leben ist einsam sein.
Kein Mensch kennt den anderen,
Jeder ist allein

-Hermann Hesse

In Fog

Strange in fog to wander,
Alone is each shrub and stone,
No tree sees another,
Each is alone.

Full of friends, was life for me,
When yet my life was light.
But then the fog came
And no one remains.

Truly no one is wise
Who does not know this fog
Which unnoticed and unknown
Separates him from all else.

Strange in fog to wander.
To live is to be alone.
No man knows another;
Each is alone.

Translation was found at
http://www.cranemusic.com/imnebel.html

Illustration was found at

http://www.unforgiven-art.de/files/images/nebel_final_0.preview.jpg

Thank you Robb Kvasnak

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