• My pursuit of loneliness

    5 days ago - By The Guardian

    Hayley Campbell quit her job and moved into an empty flat, deliberately choosing a life of solitude. Here she explains the tough but peculiar pleasures of seclusion Since the late 1980s, scientists have been tracking a whale who sings at a sonic frequency higher than any other whale of its species: at 52 hertz, just above the lowest note on a tuba. It sings songs no one answers. Internet societies have been following it for years like sad Ahabs , transposing their own feelings on to it, believing they understand it. Alone in their bedrooms they hunt this whale they believe to be lonely...
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