Sometimes I wonder why loneliness comes so naturally to me but then I realize that it’s because everyone in my life always leaves. Loneliness seems so easy because I let it. I let it enter my life and consume me. In doing so, the loneliness comforts me. It surrounds me and creates padding between myself and the outside world. I push away everyone who comes my way because then it takes away the sting when they eventually leave. Or I end up pushing myself so far from them that I actually do the leaving. Loneliness is familiar and kind to me but there is nothing more lonely than feeling alone in a crowded room.