There have been a few times in my life when I thought I’d like to have a lot of people around, but when it actually happened, I realized that I’m really a loner at heart. That doesn’t mean I don’t like people or don’t appreciate company. I just am perfectly content to be by myself.
When I was a kid, I had a vision of living in a cabin in the woods with a host of animals. For many years, that is exactly how I lived. It was a struggle to buy that little house, and now that I’ve lost it, I’ve also lost the ability to have the animals that I used to have. Still I have two dogs who need to be walked and fed and cared for. That’s fine for now. It keeps me from being too lazy.