Tuesday, August 2, 2016

the hermit and the socialite

the introvert and the extrovert within

I can love the social,
I can find purpose, fulfillment, joy,
in just being with others,
in facilitating connections,
in helping build community,

yet, within me, I’m enough of an introvert
that I get very tired after social intensity,
I also can feel bereft of purpose and anchor
as friends and family leave to go back to their regular lives,

I need then to go back to my introvert life for awhile
until the extrovert reasserts its needs again.

by Henry H. Walker
August 1, ’16

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