The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner - Alan Sillitoe

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Then he turned into a tongue of trees and bushes where I couldn't see him anymore, and I couldn't see anybody, and I knew what the loneliness of the long-distance runner running across country felt like, realising that as far as I was concerned this feeling was the only honesty and realness there was in the world and I knowing it would be no different ever, no matter what I felt at odd times, and no matter what anybody else tried to tell me.

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allors.4612 2 years, 2 months ago
This feels like it should be deep, but I can't stop chuckling at the "tongue of trees" metaphor

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