Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

empty room

Sun in an Empty Room by Edward Hopper (1963).
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no loneliness, space
Morris to New York City
no space, loneliness

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  1. #1 yellowibis
    January 23, 2006

    Lost in a strange city
    Nowhere to turn
    Far cry from the streets that
    I came from
    It can get lonely
    When you’re traveling hard
    But you can even be lonely
    Standing in your own back yard

    Nobody knows the existential dread
    Of the things that go on inside
    Someone else’s head
    Whether it be trivial
    Or something that Dante said
    But, baby, nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

    No matter how well you know someone
    You can only ever guess
    How can you ever really know somebody else?
    It takes more than a lifetime
    Just to get to know yourself
    Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

    I have to say a word about solitude
    For the soul it sometimes they say can be good
    And I’m partial to it myself, well, I must confess
    Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

    Well, there’s Sartre and Camus, Nietzsche and Hesse
    If you dig deep enough
    You gonna end up in distress
    And no one escapes having to live life under duress
    And no one escapes the meaning of loneliness

    Well, they say keep it simple when it gets to be a mess
    And fame and fortune
    Never brought anyone happiness
    I must be lucky
    Some of my friends think that I’m really blessed
    Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

    No, no, no, no, nobody knows the meaning of loneliness
    No, no, no, nobody knows the meaning of loneliness
    Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

    – Van Morrison

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