Silence, solitude, was always a comfort; people just get in the way.
But things change; now silence brings a hint of fear.
He once romanticized quiet reflection, fancied himself a thinker.
Now quiet creates a vacuum that is quickly flooded with conflicting thoughts
and powerful emotions.
A life can change faster than a mind can comprehend
and catching up is confusing; even frightening.
It will never be the same, being alone with his thoughts.