David stood on the busy street corner with a city map in hand, checking his directions. As he waited for the traffic light to change, he felt a deep sense of loneliness and isolation. David liked his new job; he liked his new surroundings. But there in the early afternoon sunlight, he felt a deep vacuum of loneliness.
Doris closed the book in here lap, unable to concentrate. Glancing at her husband's photograph on the coffee table, she felt awash with loneliness. She had buried Phil over four years ago, but she still felt the painful loneliness that his absence brought.
As Nancy pushed her grocery cart down the frozen-food aisle, she shivered. It was always chilly in this part of the store, but this cold was sharp, penetrating, gnawing. Tears welled up in here eyes as she looked around at the other shoppers and felt totally alone in a world full of people.