And of all kinds of isolation,
inward isolation is the most appalling.
The early anchorite lived with God;
he dwelt in the spirit world,
the most populous world of all.
The miser lives in a world
of imagination and fruition;
his whole life and all that he is,
even his sex, lies in his brain.
A man's first thought,
be he leper or convict,
hopelessly sick or degraded,
is to find another with a like fate
to share it with him.
He will exert the utmost that is in him,
every power, all his vital energy,
to satisfy that craving;
it is his very life.
(Jacques Colin aka Carlos Herrera)
(art by Konrad Banaszkiewicz)