“To be alone with yourself is to be alone. To be in the company of others is to be alone together. The only time you are not alone is when you forget yourself and reach out in love -- the lines of self blur, and just for a wild, flickering moment you experience the miracle of other. And now you know the secret.' ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration". I quote. It was valentines day. And I was alone, again. I look up from my book as I hear footsteps.