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“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”
C.G. Jung

My SHU might not be a dark, concrete, solitary confinement unit; but my SHU is lonely, just the same.
I might not have beaten anyone, or angered anyone, or stolen something; but I got myself in here on my own.
My fate might not be in someone else’s hands, but I don’t know how to get out of here on my own.
Loneliness is my SHU.

9 thoughts on “My SHU

    1. You know, it’s a funny thing: I feel a little of both. I feel less lonely because I have my “blog friends” who are supportive, listen to me complain about my life, and give me honest advice. However, it does make me feel a little more lonely because it reminds me that I don’t have people in my “real life” whom I can talk to about the same things. (My Husband isn’t a great listener/sympathizer when it comes to emotional stuff, and while I have a couple close friends, they all live in another city.) It’s a catch 22, really.

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      1. It had been hard for me, too, to find close friends, particularly as a practicing physician. People generally don’t want to be your friend for the sake of being your friend. They may want the prestige of being linked with a doctor socially. They may want to solicit free medical advice from you. But true friendship? Nah. Female physicians, who would be less likely to have ulterior motives are too busy generally with practice and families to socialize. So blogging has been a welcome thing for me.

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  1. Here on your blog, you seem free to communicate the things that are important to yourself….and seem quite gifted naturally at free expression…..and I know I don’t speak only for myself when I say that all views you wish to share are most admissible and welcomed. ((((Hugs)))) You are not as alone as it may sometimes feel 🙂


    1. Thank-you. Sometimes I feel like all I do on this blog is spread my negativity. I wish I had something more profound for you all to read. Nonetheless, I am thankful that you all stick around to read what I have to say.


      1. Hey, I’d far rather read an authentic cranky giraffe than a happy-go-lucky blowing smoke up everyone’s asses fake giraffe 😉 Be courageously and authentically yourself. It’s just better that way.

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  2. I can relate to all of this, the post and your response on the first comment to VD. It’s great to have connections, but sometimes you need “more”.

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