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Emptiness

Get a grip on myself

I need to get a grip on myself. My emotions are taking over. Ratio is on the losing hand. For several days, I have been feeling empty. Also see my 2016 blog on palpable emptiness. An online friend said that I need a hug. She's more right than she may know. Hugs are missing in my life. Partly, this is of my own doing. It's difficult (for me) to combine a preference...

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Emptiness

Saturday a week ago, a sudden sensation of emptiness came over me. If anything, it was a rational "feeling" rather than anything emotional. Moreover, it felt different than loneliness (an emotional low) or solitude (a "rational" high). Also see my related blogs on solitude & loneliness. A 2015 Thought Catalog article by Nicole Tarkoff describes it well. To...

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The unbearable heaviness of Emptiness

Recently, a friend excused herself for being so busy. She wondered why she was planning so much. I suggested to her that she might avoid silence. She acknowledged and then wondered whether it might be to fill the emptiness. I agreed. Both are related. Often we fill the emptiness with sounds (eg, elevators, shopping malls) as we fear silence and the feeling of...

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Palpable emptiness

Last Sunday evening, I experienced a new feeling which can only be described by the odd looking words "palpable emptiness" - or in Dutch: "voelbare leegte". In itself these words appear contradicting: How can you feel an emptiness? This feeling of palpable emptiness clearly felt different from missing someone or longing to be close with someone - at that very...

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