it wasn’t clever scheduling. On the contrary.
chance was the cause of there being two contributions in this issue that
relate to solitude — one, a poem by Bet Briggs, the other, a piece
rushed in at the last moment by Fizzgig. There’s even a mention of
loneliness in our Web Line column, and in Diane Dees’ short story.
recall, the only other occasion that such a confluence of related topics
occurred — that time fiendishly deliberate — was gargantuan
Issue 10, November 1998.
If that doesn’t mean anything to newer subscribers, take a look at it at
our Web site.
where do you stand on “serene aloneness” yourself?
should imagine that Bikwilians, being avid readers, keen music lovers
and perceptive thinkers, might well exhibit solitudinarian tendencies.
After all, the social whirl does have its limitations.
Barrymore once said (and I trust he wasn’t being misogamic),
Genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone, but sometimes
it is a great relief.
I can feel a suggestion coming on.
have some thoughts on the joys of secluded tranquillity, get them down
on paper (or in bytes) and share them with us — empathic people who’ll
quietly welcome them.