Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go. - Jamie from http://allmylooseends.com/2014/03/lights-wink/
Occasionally I'll meet a gal who is perfectly comfortable going to a movie by herself, or a guy who clears his head by going off alone with a tent and a backpack to rejuvenate his spirit. I admire that quality without measure - it's a sign of great depth and genuine confidence to not have to always cling to the crowd.