“You say your life is so empty these days, so lacking in purpose and meaning. But aren’t you shortselling your friends, the hours you spend with them, the hours they spend with you, the things you do together, the food and drinks you share? Aren’t you just a bit too much into feeling sorry for yourself and for the vicarious time you spend with the one person who does not wish to spend time with you?”
– Leonard Blumfeld (© 2010)
Written for One Single Impression and Empty.
The title is derived from the film 2046 by Wong Kar Wai (2004), which portrays a middle-aged man whose life gradually becomes more and more meaningless as he drifts from one party to the next, from one short-lived affair to the next.
Scene from 2046, with Ziyi Zhang and Tony Leung
I like the narrative you created here. Life can become meaningless and empty unless you find the people worth living for. Thanks for sharing this!!
Perhaps we need to evolve in to beings who can be comfortable alone too..and choose those with whom one can happily share.. without burden.. I mean willing to face betrayal. if it so happens. yes, so what.. well said..Leonard..
Leaves you with a tinge of sadness...
Its nice to meet someone to live a meaningful life. Betrayal is sad...
Nice piece - it surely seems that we build our own emptiness!!
Sometimes we ignore the obvious. Nice work!
Good one, the end in particular.
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