Two bikers, Billy and Wyatt sit by the campfire:

Wyatt: What's the matter? You zonked? You really zoaned?

Billy: No, I'm just kinda tired, man.

Wyatt: Oh, man, you're pulling inside. You're getting a little distance tonight.

What does "getting a little distance" mean?

Source: Easy Rider (1969).


A hint is given to you in the sentence before:

You're pulling inside [you are closing yourself to me/us]. You're getting a little distance [you are becoming/getting a little distant/reserved] tonight.


He is getting distanced from reality, from the real world of his friends, the fire, the bike. He is not grounded.

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