It's that one line in that old interview that Dan Rather did with Merle Haggard. Rather asks what keeps him out on the road, working all the time, and Merle replies, "I'm afraid of being lonely."
He might have saved me years of meditation, hours squinting at some self-help book and maybe a marriage or two.
I've never really known what I write about. Merle Haggard knew what we all write about.