Have you seen the movie Amélie? My lovely Italian-speaking friend, Liz introduced me to it. It's beautiful.
Watch this clip, if you'd like. I chose it because I like the visual interpretation of emotion. I will try not to assume, but I think I know exactly how she feels. I've felt it a hundred times.
"You mean she would rather imagine herself relating to an absent person than build relationships with those around her?"
- Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain