The painting represents the feeling of isolation and loneliness that people can overtake, especially in big cities. Although we find ourselves in the midst of people, everyone seems to be for themselves. We feel lonely and cut off from the world. Somehow we feel different, inappropriate and so we get the feeling that we are therefore left out. In this world we are looking for like-minded people who are "different" from the others, like we are. The painting represents this search for others like us, for our counterpart.