The feeling of feeling alone has over the last decade become a very common feeling - More than 12 % of young people are frequently feeling lonely.
The story Starts out with the narrator stating that his bad health is the reason why he stays bachelor - and not any form of problems with him and the other sex. His mother left him some money, so he didn’t have to work for living.
He enjoys reading magazines, because of the gloss image and their positive outlook. The narrator spends his winter in a small town I California, where a girl arrived last spring.