Why "soledad en masa"?
Some of you may ask yourself, “What does ‘soledadenmasa’ mean?” To begin understanding it, break it up into the words that constitute it: “soledad-en-masa” (solitude en masse). “Soledad” was chosen for three reasons:
- Soledad is one of my favorite names,
- Octavio Paz’s El laberinto de la soledad was sitting right next to me when I started this blog and I needed a name, and
- Everybody is alone in this world at pivotal times. Sure, there are people to help us, but the weight of the world one feels is felt by only one person.
En masse just means “in a mass.” I’ve always enjoyed the concept of being alone in a crowd, which led me to settle for “soledadenmasa.”