Of course, i think it's important to have real human-to-human contact but I also feel like it's important to be ok with one's solitude. If you are, you would never be bored, right? Just think about Shawshank Redemption, as I often do, when Tim Robbins' character Andy Dufresne is thrown into the isolation chamber for months and the only way it doesn't break him is because they can't take away his thoughts and the music that plays in his head. If I did ever go deaf, this is something that consoles me, that there's still the music and i can hear it in my brain even if I can't with my ears.
One time I was a sucker and clicked on a stupid article link on msn.com. Man, they know how to entice me. It was titled, "What kind of friend are you? Let the stars tell you." *embarrassed face* I copied and pasted it in an email to Sean, which is pasted below:
What do you think about being left alone? Can you still be stimulated mentally? Does this unnerve you? Do you go a little bit crazy? What if you were Tom Hanks in Castaway? And not filming a movie, i mean. Are you the sort who needs to be with people at all times? I do not think this is bad because, on the other end of it, I'm kind of awkward socially and I do think it's good to be around people. But i am quite content a lot of the time not to be. *abrupt end of post*"This is going to bring shame to you & the family, but i clicked on this dumb article and what it said is freakishly true about both of us, there's no denying it. Also, we should have more celebrity friends. Read on:
As a slow and deliberate Taurus, [what the? insult] you rarely meet people without wondering whether or not they have the potential to be a tried and true friend. Because you enjoy spending quality time on your own, you aren't really looking for casual acquaintances. If someone doesn't have the qualities you look for in a real friend, you'd rather fly solo.
Your celebrity best friend matches: Dedicated Pisces like Bruce Willis and Cindy Crawford; conscientious Cancers like Tom Cruise and Pamela Anderson.
You get stuck in your own little world sometimes, but your true friends are the ones who can snap you out of it when you need a jolt back into reality. You have a caring and sensitive soul, and your friends are the beneficiaries of all the love you have to give. You're happy to engage in heart-to-heart talks with your best friend, even if you can't get a word in edgewise, [are they referring to me? another insult!] and your selflessness sometimes knows no bounds when it comes to friendship.
Your celebrity best friend matches: Practical Capricorns like Diane Keaton and Jared Leto; dependable Tauruses like Janet Jackson and Jerry Seinfeld.
I wish that sounded less true.
Then I wouldn't be a pagan.