The Lonely City

“You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people.

Cities can be lonely places, and in admitting this we see that loneliness doesn’t necessary require physical solitude, but rather an absence or paucity of connection, closeness, kinship: an inability, for one reason or another, to find as much as intimacy as desired.”

Olivia Laing, The Lonely City. Adventures in the Art of Being Alone


New York, 2015

(*)This will be just places to me now