In our youth and even middle years most of us had been too busy putting together a career to be mauled emotionally by existential aloneness. That begins, of course, at the moment the umbilical cord is cut. From then on, we're on our own.
Now, more and more of us are feeling the horror. We are alone. We join groups. We throw ourselves into the businesses we operate and making ourselves noticed by employers. We adopt rescue dogs and cats. But still, the loneliness can take our breath away.
The exception might be human beings lucky enough to have been born twins. Last night at the Tamara Spiritual Center in Tucson, Arizona, the topic came up. The presentation, led by Associate Pastor Vita Balsino, was on telepathy.
One half of a set of twins was there. By asking, we found out that neither she nor her twin sister experience loneliness. In fact, her mother warned both to not isolate with each other. She pushed them to reach out and make other friends.
My solution, after last night's Tamara discussion, is to simply embrace that I am alone. I had been fighting that. From now on I will shrug and figure it's too bad I don't have a twin.