Dissociation

Freedom does not fear isolation.

You are free if you are able to withdraw

from others, seeking not their care,

their celebrity, their charm, their

companionship, their company,

their compassion, their concern,

their conversation, their curiosity.

You are free if in silence and in solitude,

you find serenity rather than loneliness.

If you cannot live alone, you were born a slave.