Existentially Lonely

“Americans have become existentially lonely. We’re disconnected from nature and from the animal parts of ourselves. We’re living in cities and we’re generally frustrated by our work and dissatisfied with politics, technology and religion, all of which have mostly failed to uplift us as promised. So we’ve been turning to animals for companionship and love and emotional support.”

—Jon Katz, author of Dog Days, quoted in "Best Sellers That Woof and Meow," New York Times (7/15/07)