Lately, however, my commitment to silence, solitude and simplicity has felt like a throw-away comment, like saying ‘have a good day’ but not paying attention to the meaning. I’ve become involved in activities at church, specifically Andrea Baker’s Sing Sistah Sing tonight. It is going to be wonderful. I have no regrets but my mind feels out of balance—too active at the expense of contemplation.
Consequently, my trip to Scotland May 24 to June 7 feels just right. One night in Oban, four on Iona, and eight in Edinburgh. “How About A Writing Vacation in Edinburgh?”
Next week, under the new blog heading A Solitary Traveler, I’ll post the article about a writing vacation in Florence.