За две недели в Лиссабоне я почти каждый вечер прихожу на набережную полюбоваться закатом и парусниками, тихо скользящими по водной глади реки. И каждый раз замираю в восхищении ⛵️Кажется, место города на Неве в моем сердце потеснил город на Тежу.
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Loneliness. Isolation. Depression. Desperation. Name the pain, we’ve all felt it before.
We humans are simply not engineered to thrive while being deprived of the comforts of human contact. This is why exile, alienation, ostracism, and excommunication were all a form of punishment and social castigation we hear and read about so often in the pages of history.
In turbulent times like these, I particularly enjoy coffee by the canals with a historian colleague who never runs out of things to teach me about Indonesian history and culture. Through our conversations, I feel as if I am being reacquainted with the land of my ancestors and my own ancestry. When the heart feels empty, I try to fill the space with knowledge and new memories.
I am constantly reminded that as comfortable as we may be with our own company, sometimes little gifts like kindness, compassion, engaging conversations, and the warmth of a human touch can still nourish the soul and lighten the spirit.
Photo: a lone man sitting by the Monument to the Discoveries facing the Tagus in Lisboa at sunset.