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A Slow Anthem For Loneliness

The world is not set up for single people. Yes, there is safety in numbers. And bulk group discounts. But I’ve always been on my own, for the most part. Next week I’m leaving for yet another solo adventure. This time in Lisbon. I’ve been looking forward to this for months. Though I just noticed an odd bit of copy on my hotel’s website:

It’s small, but super cozy! Definitely the starting point for a short stay in Lisbon is here. We do encourage spooning…

Who am I supposed to spoon with? Do I grab a passing hotel staff person? I’ve also reserved a spot for a very special dinner at Kanazawa. The restaurant has just 10 seats, counter style. Curious to see who my dining companions turn out to be.

Five random things vying for my attention:

Tomorrow is the last day of 2019. It was an interesting year with more good than bad, really. Spent a bit too much time re-learning some lessons but also gained more insight into why those were patterns I was repeating. I am looking forward to 2020 and learning new things. And maybe making new mistakes.

Spoon Me

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