"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing." Eve Ensler
Solitude to me is so different than loneliness,,
It is a chance to reflect
A time to gather your thoughts and be thoughtful
Where do you chose to go to be in Solitude
I want to hear the waves crash on the rocks and watch them float away again .
The best part is they always return.
I wonder if time alone is selfish..but to me it is a time to grow
A time to change course
Like the waves-
Time alone is the Ebb and Flow of life
You return but always fresh and new
With renewed thoughts , energy and experiences to share and savor
Take time in Solitude..
It nurtures Passion and Compassion
I am so thankful for those who embrace
my Solitude and respect them for theirs.
Where do you find your Solitude?