We are lonesome animals.
We spend our life trying to be less lonesome.
One of our ancient methods is to tell a story,
begging the listener to say
— and to feel –
“Yes, that’s the way it is,
or at least that’s the way I feel it.
You’re not as alone as you thought.”
“In Awe of Words,” The Exonian, 75th anniversary edition, Exeter University (1930)
This Glimpse of Solace was sent in by Ellen K. McKnight (friend of Solace in So Many Words). She came by it in Dora Marks’ book: Inside Story.