All by myself
Don’t wanna be
All by myself
From The Song All By Myself by Celine Deon
What does it mean to be alone? Are you truly isolated by distance, love, feelings, incarceration, faith, being marooned in a distant spot? Is being alone the same as being lonely?
From this perspective, the famous Lone Cypress along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach looks quite alone. It stands alone on its point, the other cypress trees are not visible from this angle. The haze on the early morning sea seems to heighten the feeling of isolation.
In this picture, you can see the branches of another cypress tree in the foreground so that Lone Cypress has neighbors. Do you have neighbors or friends nearby that you do not notice because of your perspective of being alone? Sometimes the neighbors may have a different, if not better, perspecive than you do. If you both branch out, you may find a common point of view.
Audrey Hepburn famously said “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.”
Do you just want to be left alone, or do you want to be alone? Sometimes we do find our own company the best at a particular point in time.
Do you make a point of being alone on your point? Can you see others in the distance but do not feel drawn to them for whatever reason?
Does being a self-diagnosed Introvert or Extrovert add credence to your point of separateness? Is that the same as isolation?
Is no man (or woman) truly an island?
Did you notice how the perspective of the Lone Cypress changes as you move from picture to picture? It all depends upon which point you stand on to survey what or who is around you.