I have always enjoyed my own company, never more so than now. As a teenager I could be incredibly lonely to the point of feeling physical pain. I literally ached from it and, like most teenagers, time passed so slowly, so it seemed never ending.
As a grown up, I am never lonely. There is always someone to speak to and many opportunities and activities in which to participate. These days it is sometimes difficult to find time for myself, so when I do, I savor every moment. I love taking long walks in nature and I see and appreciate everything. I find the solitude inspirational and it helps my writing. I even capture photos along the way of things that I find interesting. Solitude is very precious to me.
A gift of silence from noise
Time for renewal
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Kim is hosting at D'Verse Poets tonight. She has prompted us
to write a Haibun on Solitude.