Thursday, December 3, 2020

I craved further loneliness

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Transcendent Kingdom
"She paid for the chips and my sandwich as well, and we headed over to the high-tops at the far end of the shop. It was almost empty save a few undergrads who had made their way over to this graduate student part of campus, probably for the quiet, the decreased chance of recognition. I’d once been like that, so lonely that I craved further loneliness. Even after I’d made a few friends in college, I would still go out of my way to create whatever conditions I needed that might allow me to be alone."

~ Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom, 2020 


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