I’ve been like this for the last 10 years. Where mostly I just want to sit alone by myself and think.
People regularly send me letters or messages: “Ace, I’m gonna be in town next week. Let’s get together. I’ll buy you a beer. Take you out to dinner.”
I’m flattered and honored that people would want to be with me. But I turn them all down. I’m not sure why. I guess I just feel more comfortable when there’s no one around.
When I was younger I had friends. Best friends. Casual friends. Social friends. Friendly friends. Sometimes I was in the middle of these big scenes, a part of these different social circles. Knew and related to people from all different walks of life and all the different strata of society. Nowadays I mostly just hang out in the woods with just my feral cats for company.
I’m not complaining. It’s just how it turned out. And how it was meant to be.