A new writing challenge from Chris Donner:

What does solitude mean to you?  How do you experience solitude?  Think about this:

Language has created the word “loneliness”  to express the pain of being alone.  It has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.  –  Paul Tillich


Right now, I live alone.   I spent most of my time alone.  That’s just the way it is.   It’s nothing for you to worry about or pity me for.  I ENJOY IT.

I’ve blogged before about being an introvert – an INFP to be precise.   Again that’s nothing for you to worry about or pity me for.  I ENJOY IT.

Occasionally I get lonely but not often – when that happens I go out – see people – talk – listen – spent time in nature.  Usually I’m glad to get home alone again. 

So                                 SOLITUDE – what does it mean to me?

I tried getting poetic here but it was all a bit cliched.  Putting it simply – it’s time to think, time to sink/fly in deep meditation without interruptions, it’s time to dream, time for craft, time for photography, for blogging and more…

Solitude – I LOVE IT


16 thoughts on “Solitude

  1. Being alone can be energizing. I need alone time a lot as I get older. I find too much stimulation exhausting. Of course, having immune issues I need lots of rest. I don’t think it’s odd to enjoy solitude. I find it odd when people are stressed from lack of activity.
    Nice write and pix’s. >3. 😄

    1. Do you mean chronic fatigue syndrome (M.E.)? – I had it for a number of years and still have relapses. I agree when – solitude can be energizing. I get stressed from too much activity with others.

      1. No, it isn’t CFS. But, it has similar symptoms. ~~:; – )
        We all have to do what’s best for us and not apologize or label ourselves as unusual or necessarily introverts.
        I prefer to say that I need me time to make me happy. 😄

  2. Nicely put! I love to spend time with friends, chat, catch up, go places….but equally I need and enjoy time alone, to think, to recharge…

    1. I think you and I are similar in many ways – including our name 🙂 Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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