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by Lovehope » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:44 pm

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by hal » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:21 pm

I enjoy solitude. I suppose that's due in part to the fact I'm introverted. But solitude is not just being alone: it connotes a certain richness of immediate experience. In my mind, solitude can't last a long time, maybe not even more than a few hours. I would be crushed by solitary confinement, where one is compelled to be alone. Desert island solitude is not for me. But a few hours by myself, for myself, is something I value.
. . . all times I have enjoyed
Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone.
-- Tennyson
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by dubious66 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:35 pm

absolute need on a regular basis...
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by AvantGarde » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:34 pm

I love being alone, but it can get lonely sometimes. It's tough to balance for me.
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by Jemane » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:56 am

Not a naturally solitude loving person. I struggle when my (immediate) family aren't around me, especially my husband.
I get my brief bit of solitude going for regular 10-20km runs. That's my me time.
When I'm depressed I do need a bit more solitude though. Maybe that's why I go to bed so early?
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by Spm24 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:22 pm

Solitude can be soul consuming. Or it can be something that is liveable. You just have to be able to ride that fine line. Never easy.
Snowflakes gently floating from the sky just dusting the ground. Then it picks up bigger fatter flakes cascading from space at a faster rate. From a dusting to a trace. Then the deluge comes. Oh what joy. Watching everything slow to a crawl, then a stop. Step outside and even with things moving it is quiet. It is a giant muffler the earth is wearing. Causing everything to be muted.To be calm.
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by Mocha » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:41 am

I love solitude. I've been that way since I was a kid. And I'm perfectly happy being alone with myself in RL.

Jean de la Bruyere wrote:This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.


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