If you have been following this blog for a while you know how much I cherish being alone for long periods of time, especially while traveling.
People sometimes tell me it isn’t something they want to do; for others, their particular circumstances don’t make it feasible for them to get off alone for an extended time. Believe me, I understand this. I have no judgment that anyone should to do what I do. I only want them to figure out the solitude they need, and then make it happen.
For example, I know someone who has rented a room in a nearby town so she can have her own space to do yoga, paint, and meditate. Another friend has created a quiet, private area in her home. Then there is the acquaintance who packs a lunch, journal and folding chair into her car and spends the day in a local cemetery. Another manages to get off to the Maine coast for a couple of nights
Anne Morrow Lindberg has given us all a gift from the sea. I’d love to hear what your gift of solitude looks like.