excerpt from second novel

I went back to the second novel today (because, frankly, it deserved some attention) and thought I’d share just a small piece from one of the initial chapters.

“Events are made for distracting us from the emptiness that we are incapable of facing. Whenever the vastness of solitude increases to the point of perceptibility, a major life event comes along as if to save us from ourselves. Birth and the entry into adolescence do not count among these events as we have yet to develop the natural sense of discontent that festers within the soul of man; everything afterward is a distractor. Loneliness is the one question on the multiple choice test that we can’t help but stare at – wondering if we’ve chosen the correct answer but never being absolutely sure.”