Tales of Ordinary Madness

 I've never been lonely. 

I've been in a room -- I've felt suicidal. 

I've been depressed. 

I've felt awful -- awful beyond all -- 

but I never felt that one other person 

could enter that room and cure what was bothering me...

or that any number of people could enter that room. 

In other words, 

 loneliness is something I've never been bothered with 

because I've always had this terrible itch for solitude. 

It's being at a party, or at a stadium 

full of people cheering for something, that I might feel loneliness. 

I'll quote Ibsen, 

"The strongest men are the most alone." 

I've never thought,

 "Well, some beautiful blonde will come in here