"Whosoever is delighted in solitude
is either a wild beast, or a god."
Devon Horse Show
Solitude is under rated. Avoided by many. For some, not embraced to the point of maintaining relationships with people they don't care for, or who don't care for them...just so they won't be alone. Probably because many equate being "alone" with being "lonely". Fact: you can be lonely even when you are FAR from alone.
I'm an extrovert. I like to talk. I like to listen. I like to be surrounded by the company of my herd. Solitude is not a natural habitat for moi. But I've come to realize solitude isn't a burden, but a gift. It bestows an independence from relying on anyone. Or, anyone relying on me. It's an opportunity to stop doing for others, and do for myself. Which means recharging. These days I chiefly recharge thru creating via photography and writing.
I find solitude revitalizing and therefore necessary. For some, it takes a god-like Herculean strength to accomplish this feat. With practice, I'm finding it comes more naturally. Without much thought. As if my body knows when it's time to separate from the herd. It also knows when I need to return to the protection and safety of that same herd. A balancing act. At times I have tipped the scale too far in either direction. I blame that on the fact that I am NOT god-like. I am flawed, like the wild beast.
FYI, this post comes to you as a direct result of a few moments of solitude. Now...back to my herd.
Here's where I "link up" today.
Please join me on Sundays for Song-ography.
This week's song title is Passenger's "Keep on Walking".