Think of it! We could have gone on longing for one another and pretending not to notice forever. This obsession with dignity can ruin your life if you let it.
Mary Ann Shaffer
"But your solitude will be a hold and home for you even amid very unfamiliar conditions and from there you will find all your ways."
Rainer Maria Rilke, from ‘Letters to a Young Poet’, tr. M. D. Herter Norton
Boredom actually means that we find ourselves boring. It’s the intensive self-reference: we are bored with ourselves. We are tired of ourselves.
In boredom we are completely time and completely self — inner emptiness. Now I am I and nothing else — a surfeit of being oneself, in most cases when one is alone, but sometimes also being lonely when being with others.