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Lonely Planet

Mar 28, 2019 - Jessica Wolfelsperger

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Allen Ginsberg


More or less each of us knows times when we feel lonely. It may have simple reasons, like being away from home or having problems with friends, family or work. We can feel emotionally cut off from our environment. Or we have the feeling, we can‘t share what is happening within us. This work visualizes this sense of isolation. I‘m concerned about the loneliness of modern mankind, the single society, the anonymity of the big city and the rivalry in capitalism. Loneliness exists and is not a small problem. It is a malnutrition of our soul.