I was thinking about loneliness within the context of companion animals; the way we (humans) keep them as "companions" often without a second thought to their own need for companionship with their own kind.
It led me to an idea for a short film about loneliness titled, "Birds Of A Feather"
A man keeps a bird for company but yearns for human companionship. It is only when he frees the bird to find her mate that the man can find his.
As I'm working, this beautiful Greek song my father used to listen to when we were kids popped into my head.
"Loneliness is better" by Giannis Parios - Enjoy! (lyrics translation below)
If only loneliness had a color,
To draw on paper,
So I could make it light blue,
And a sea breeze
I would also put sails on it,
For one last journey
Is a haven in the Aegean
Loneliness is better,
Than you who I can't reach
I find you, then I lose you
Loneliness is better
If only loneliness were a stone,
To climb up on
Το get lost into oblivion,
So I won't see you as you're leaving
And turn into smoke,
Just like a cigarette that's burning out
From now on you will be alone
And so will I.