This Is The New Loneliness

Thought Catalog

Eugenio MarongiuEugenio Marongiu

It’s a weekday evening and you’re feeling restless. You’re texting friends and you’re watching Netflix and you’re on your laptop and you’re scrolling through Tumblr or Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. Your attention is in ten different directions, yet there’s a tug, a tiny voice in the back of your mind. It asks: what are you distracting yourself from? You ignore. Scroll again. Click again.

You send a text: “Wanna hang tomorrow night?”

“Sure, I need to leave my apartment eventually, lol”

“L O L, me too, goddddd. Ok, let’s plan tomorrow”

Tomorrow rolls around.

“You know, can we maybe rain check on plans? I’m cozy!”

“YES, omg, I totally wanted to bail, too. PERFECT.”

Then, you two text all night. Netflix on in the background. Computer on your lap. Scroll. Click. Scroll. Click. Refresh. Scroll. Click. Text.

Wait a second. What? How is this our new normal?…

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21 Things Only People Who Prefer Rain Over All Other Weather Understand

Thought Catalog

Rachata SinthopachakulRachata Sinthopachakul

1. You get unreasonably happy when you wake up in the middle of the night and hear rain pattering against your window.

2. Also, the word “pattering” sets your heart aflutter.

3. Growing up, you were more excited about getting your first kiss in the rain than about learning to drive.

4. And then it happened and aiewsndaeuifnaekrfnsjnfs KISSES IN THE RAIN, ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

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5. Your favorite smell is just the crisp freshness that the earth has after it rains.

6. If thunder and lightning accompany the rain, it’s like Disneyland uprooted itself and landed right outside your door.

7. Scattered showers are a worse tease than that person you’re talking to / dating / still just talking to?

8. Nothing in the entire world is as relaxing as sitting inside on a rainy day with a cozy blanket and hot beverage.

9. Your…

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