Lizards Have No Friends. From Loneliness to Solitude
Lizards Have No Friends is a personal project I'm currently developing, an interactive story that will help people make a transition from loneliness to solitude.
In a time when we are so connected, how come we are so lonely?
I believe in the power of stories, therefore this one revolves around the concept of Healing through Storytelling, an idea I’ve been pondering on for a while.
This story does not pretend to cure loneliness; it is not a guide to teach people how to be with others. Instead it looks to help people make a transition from Loneliness to Solitude. By finding the positive aspects of being alone and make the best out of it.
Solitude is one of my favorite words in English; we don’t have an equivalent in Spanish that embodies such a positive attitude toward being alone.
This story is a journey in a different world. In each of its chapters a different type of loneliness is introduced, represented by a different kind of lizard-character. You are a kid in this story; an agent of change that will provide a different perspective on each lizard problem, allowing them to move on and carry on.
“If we are not able to teach our children to be alone, they’re only going to know how to be lonely”
-Sherry Turkle, Connected but Alone, Ted Talk.