Soup and a book

Whenever I see people alone doing stuff that you usually see people doing as a couple or a group, I can’t help but wonder if it is by choice. This lady was enjoying some soup at the Tim Horton’s across from St. Mikes Hospital at Church St. & Queen St. on a Saturday afternoon. Maybe she works at the hospital and was on break. Maybe she’s out shopping alone as an escape from a hectic home life with a large family. Who knows. I tend to spend most of my time alone so it’s a bit odd that these questions would bubble up when I see others by themselves. Why is it we assume being alone is the same as being lonely? Some of the most lonely moments of my life have been when I’m in a relationship. I think that’s because you realize that being in a relationship doesn’t fix anything. There will still be times when you feel lonely. When you feel lonely and you happen to be alone, you can always hold on to the notion that if only you could meet someone nice all your troubles would go away. They don’t, of course — they only morph into new troubles. Anyway, not sure why all that came up from a simple photo. Hope you like it. Happy Saturday night!

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