Monday, March 03, 2014

Solitude

I have always craved solitude. Not because I don't care for people or talking - in fact I love being with people. No, I crave solitude because I love my own company. I like knowing what I think and understanding what I feel. And these two all-important things seem to only happen for me in solitude.

"Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement." - Alice Koller












"On the far shores of solitude, some basic questions find answers." - Alice Koller


7 comments:

Connie said...

Thank you for this. I've always thought of it as a guilty pleasure. As of today, I'm removing the guilt.

Shawna McComber said...

I love my solitude. It is my natural state, the place where I recharge. I too love people and good conversation, and I'm bubbly and animated much of the time, but I am able to be that because of the time spent renewing in solitude.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Solitude is lovely when it is your wish to have it, when you can enjoy it for a time then give it up for a while ..
Sadly, solitude is not such a treat when it comes upon you unexpectedly and you are sort of stuck with it.

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Sarah Greenman said...

Yes - I can see that point as well. Solitude when not chosen, when you are as you say "stuck with it" is not desirable either. xo

Leslie-Anne said...

These are lovely images. Like you, I enjoy my own company and quiet solitude. Great blog.

Kitchens For Living said...

There is certainly a difference between solitude and lonliness. However lonliness is no exclusive to solitude, as anyone who's experienced it probably knows. I LOVED this blog post and it connects with me deeply. I cherish any moment of solitude I get! I wish I knew you, Sarah!