Beautifully written and thoughtful exploration of what it means to be lonely among a crowd. To be the opposite of the opposite of loneliness. Truly its autobiographical, but also meditative and in a way creepy. It’s like we are treated to a voyeuristic show of someone being so sad and lonely all the time.
Olivia is an insightful and empathic writer. And she is being dumped in NYC after moving from England. What happens next? Of course, we will get the millennial equivalent of HDT’s Walden, only in a metropolitan city. But although the setting is different, we sort of see the same outcome: alienation and acceptance into new surroundings.