“Loneliness is by no means a wholly worthless experience, but rather one that cuts right to the heart of what we value and what we need” – Olivia Laing, The Lonely City.
Loneliness is a state of mind that’s a stranger to no one. And now with lockdown forcing us to remain behind closed doors for the betterment of all and it being #MentalHealthAwareness week, Loneliness is more than apt for discussion and an opportunity to support efforts to strip away the stigma of mental health.
Here are the three pillars of our journey towards understanding this familiar state of being:
Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, a book said to explore 'the connection between isolation & creativity' and there’s something about which appears magical.
Tony Takitani a film directed by Jun Ichikawa which is based on a short story for the New Yorker by the esteemed writer Haruki Murakami; it provides a beautiful playground to further investigate feeling alone.
And the Netflix film All the Bright Places which is based on a book of the same name by Jennifer Niven and explores grief, abuse, suicide, the importance of opening up and finding oneself again.
Join us in dissecting these three culture items as we take a closer look at Loneliness here.
Stay safe, meditate, move your body, hydrate and come play with us.
Mo, a Culture Vulture