All Alone By Myself

albymslfA long time ago I started using the phrase, “All alone by myself.”  I thought it sounded funny since it seemed to say the same thing twice.

Today I realized what I meant.

There are two kinds of alone-ity.  You can be alone when nobody is around or you can be alone in a crowd.  The second kind is far worse than the first.  It’s much more painful so I tend to lean toward preferring the former.

I would much rather be alone by myself than to be alone with other people.