Avoid Eye Contact Please

John“Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”

[Thoughts from Places: The Tour, Nerdfighteria Wiki, January 17, 2012]”
John Green


At least that’s how I feel.  I’d much prefer to hide behind my written/typed words and never have to show my face nor speak aloud.


Author: Carol B Sessums

Writer, Editor, Coffee Addict, Lover of Mountains. Lives to shrink the planet, one story and connection at a time.

8 thoughts on “Avoid Eye Contact Please”

    1. I love this! Although I see aloneness and loneliness as two separate things. I love my alone time, especially to write and read. I don’t feel lonely too often unless my daughter is away on a trip for several days. Even then, I’m not certain if that’s loneliness as much as it is just missing her fun, loving spirit.


      1. I believe that happiness, love and capacity for solitude are the indicators of our growth. But certainly better than me writes Osho. He writes: The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person–without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.”

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