Re: do you ever just get really really lonely?
Hah, I remember when I moved into my new apartment I planned on meeting the people who lived near me. There was a girl around my age living right next to me, but she only spoke Spanish and was moving out anyway. I thought I'd meet whoever replaced her. It was a family, ALL of whom only speak Spanish! Haha, I guess I should brush up on my Spanish. There aren't too many English-speakers in my immediate vacinity (an unidentified language is spoken by the next closest apartment).
He ran because it grounded him in basics. There was both life and death in it; it was unadulterated by media hype, trivial cares, political meddling...It was all joy and woe, hard as a diamond; it made him weary beyond comprehension. But it also made him free.