Dear Mouthy Housewives,
Are there any lonely housewives out there?
Let me tell you something. I’m sitting here at my kitchen table with only my three cats for company, all of whom are sleeping. The kids are in school, my husband is at work, and I just got up to get a pillow to sit on. This dining chair is making my butt numb.
Does that sound lonely to you?
If you answered yes, then obviously you can’t hear the voices in my head. They are awesome and we have very exciting conversations. We’ve solved world hunger. We’ve restructured the entire PTA organization. We frequently kick Stephen Hawking’s bahookie in theoretical physics. How could I be lonely?
As Forest Gump would say, lonely is as lonely does. And he’s not the only one who philosophizes on the topic of loneliness. It’s not necessarily a bad state of mind to be in, as the following quotes (and my brilliant commentary!) prove:
An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness. -Henry Miller
Now go get those finger paints!
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self. -Brendan Frances
If you report yourself to the mall’s lost and found, you’ll never be lonely.
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. -Mark Twain
This is why I love wearing yoga pants. I’m so comfortable with myself how can I be lonely?
It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs. -Eric Hoffer
I have friends who I get along with, who I know get very uncomfortable being alone…whereas I could be alone for months.” – Viggo Mortensen
Be alone. Be sexy.
So the answer to your question Eric is both yes and no. We housewives may be lonely, but it’s only because we’re artistic, united, comfortable, loud, and very sexy, in a dirty, unshaven sort of way.