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The Most Onely Video Ever August 12, 2010

Posted by Onely in film review, Reviews, We like. . ..
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Performance poet Tanya Davis is Christina’s new favorite Lyrical Person, bumping from the top slot the folks who came up with “country as a turnip green” (sorry, Richochet).  Davis’ astounding poem “How to Be Alone” was made into a video by also-awesome filmmaker Andrea Dorfman in 2009, but Onely only just learned about it.  Thanks to our Copious Reader Oriole-2 for flagging it! She didn’t mince words when she described the film as “beautiful, true, affirming, encouraging and real. . . grounded, calm, inspiring, and hope-giving.” Onely agrees with her on all counts — you should definitely check it out for yourself:

Oriole-2 also noted that the film does a good job of avoiding any trace of defensiveness. We think this is an important point. Even though we don’t (usually) write about singles/aloneness/oneliness issues out of defensiveness, readers sometimes misinterpret our message as a defensive one — and it’s difficult to find a pro-Onely position so clearly articulated as Davis’s, where there’s little room for anyone to misinterpret her life-affirming message as anything but. (Or so we thought, until we perused the reader comments in response to this Salon.com post about the video… hmph!)

Copious Readers, what do you think?

–Christina and Lisa


1. Contented Single - August 13, 2010

Wow, just saw this on Sarah Wilson’s blog and thought it was wonderful. Sarah is a well-known Aussie blogger/journo, who writes about life stuff.

Onely - August 13, 2010

I checked out her blog and enjoyed it–though her mention of the building biologist and detoxifying her apartment sent me on a half-hour quest over the internet to research Teflon and mold in potted plants (bamboo?). = ) CC

2. Rachel - August 13, 2010

This is absolutely beautiful!

3. Alan - August 13, 2010

That’s very impressive!

4. Caroline - August 13, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed this, but I felt that her cat should have been more prominently featured!

Onely - August 19, 2010

Why, what an insightful comment from obviously a highly intelligent reader. = )

5. sw - August 14, 2010


6. Bobbyboy - September 1, 2010

Christina, please let me know how I can contact you, thanks 🙂

p.s. I know it’s been a while that I haven’t been blogging, so I think a “how’s it going” is in order to you guys!

Onely - September 2, 2010

Hi Bobby, welcome back! I just sent you a message from onely@onely.org. = ) CC

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