That was my husband's comment upon reading my 1/4/11 blog. We had a good chuckle about it but it sure got me thinking about how self-involved I can be about my solitude. The people we live and work with, the people in our larger social network are affected by any changes we make in regard to the 3S’s. Silence, solitude and simplicity feel like something is being taken away, which we are apt to think of as negative. But as my husband indicated, he is enjoying his own 3S’s while I am at the cottage working on mine.
It’s worth stepping outside myself and looking at what the other people in my personal circle might be needing; silence: maybe they don’t want to hear my incessant chatter; solitude: perhaps they wish for a room of their own; simplicity: possibly they would relish simple weekend plans, or no plans at all. I don’t have a monopoly on the 3S’s. I have to remember that everyone wants a cottage by the sea--or it just might be that they are longing for a cabin in the mountains.