I stand in a crowd of people, and feel alone.
I sit across the table from a "cute" girl who is listening and smiling, and feel alone.
I have conversations with family members and people who call me friend... even those who know my innermost thoughts... and feel alone.
I find myself in the hug of someone who cares, and feel alone.
I read letters and comments about the love and concern and care of others about my life, and feel alone.
I spend hours talking with a colleague about dreams for the future, and feel alone.
I bow for a standing ovation, and feel alone.
I look at the sky, and feel alone.
I live in an omnipresent society, where communication is instant and people never leave your sight. Where finding those with common interests or pursuits is a button away. Where people I've never known watch my steps and pray for me by name, entangled in the chaos and faith that is my life.
And I feel alone.