A Video About Being Alone

This video by Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis, came out in 2010, but it seems to be making its rounds on the interweb. I thought it would be great to share it here during this holiday season.

Ten years after 9-11, this is difficult holiday season for many, including myself having lived one mile away from the World Trade Center, volunteering at a local hospital, then losing my job months later because of chronic bronchitis developed by breathing the black dust that came into my apartment even when the windows were closed.

In spite of the hardships, being alone is one thing I’ve learned to be content with and even cherish at times. It makes meeting people and building relationships beyond priceless. Maybe it’s because of life’s challenges that makes me appreciate being alone. It’s part of a growth process that occurs when we surrender to the tears that come from facing those challenges. It’s not easy to learn, but how amazing when it is learned.

Enjoying being alone is like a gift, and I would love to share it. But how do you share it? This video can’t be a better way.

Tanya has a book of poetry, At First, Lonely, available on Indigo.ca.

Thank you Andrea and Tanya. This is beautiful.

Happy holidays.

2 thoughts on “A Video About Being Alone”

  1. Thank you Tanya for the beautiful poetry. I would hope to read the words from this poem again… Is this available
    in your book? I could feel the tightness in my chest from the emotion I am holding down. Another divorce & the restrictions of being a single parent only make the lonliness more feared. The freedom you give us to embrace that lonliness is gentle, kind & sensible. I have learned to appreciate it more; Your video is another confirmation that it is necessary too, for our mental health & growth!

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