Tag Archive | Solitude

The Curse and Blessing of Solitude

The Curse and Blessing of Solitude

The writer’s curse is that even in solitude, no matter the duration, he never grows lonely or bored. ~Criss Jami The essence of this quote is a truth I live, a truth I discovered living halfway across the globe where I lived alone for eighteen months. I never once grew bored, never needed anyone to […]

Snowflakes Melt on My Tongue

Snowflakes Melt on My Tongue

It had started to snow, and the sky was melting into slow tears of light that seemed to lie on my breath before fading away. ~Carlos Ruiz Záfon I am quickly closing in on the winter years of my life, a fast moving car spinning on black ice hit while flying down a dark mountain […]

The Necessity of Solitude

The Necessity of Solitude

Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don’t find themselves at all. ~Rollo May, Man’s Search for Himself The older I get, the more I crave solitude. It isn’t simply a desire to be alone. It’s a necessity. It’s a fundamental requirement on par with food and water and […]

Loneliness is a Sign

Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself. ~Rupi Kaur It wasn’t until I was alone that I was able to conquer loneliness. Living alone, immersed in extended solitude, allowed me to…forced me to face my fear of being alone. In doing so, the fear vanished. Solitude became a trusted friend. I […]

My Siren Sings For Me

My Siren Sings For Me

Man is dream, thought an illusion, only rock is real. Rock & Sun. ~Edward Abbey The longing bubbles up every year or so, more frequent as I age and understand the essence of love lofted on the quiet voice of my siren. I have been trying to turn a deaf ear to for months now […]

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