• It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. (Sylvia Plath)
  • My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude. (Albert Einstein)
  • Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. (May Sarton)
  • Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and borin...
may 6 2015 ∞
nov 4 2023 +
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  • a clean house
  • a scenic drive when I'm a passenger in the vehicle
  • animals
  • autumn
  • daydreaming
  • flowers around the house
  • iced tea
  • lovely little gardens
  • museums
  • pancakes with maple syrup
  • rainy nights
  • reading and really getting into the story
  • sleeping
  • solitary walks
  • trees
  • watching distant lightning at night
oct 25 2014 ∞
nov 4 2023 +
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  • rainfall
  • the wind
  • the rumbling of thunder
  • crackling wood in a fireplace
  • sleet pecking on the windows
  • the babbling or rushing of brooks, rivers, and waterfalls
  • the hush of a fan
  • the violin and cello
  • certain men's speaking voices
  • silence
jan 15 2019 ∞
nov 4 2023 +
jul 31 2022 ∞
nov 4 2023 +