I am often alone and never minded much until recently.
I still don’t mind much but I had this realization of how alone I am and it caused me to reflect.
Funny how this prompt appeared two days later.
I went to my favorite quote source in search of quotes about loneliness. I had about five of them lined up and chose pictures to go with them but this was the first one I saved and after the finished product I knew I had the one that resonated with me.
I can imagine standing at the water’s edge alone drinking in the beauty of the sunset and inhaling the aroma of the night air. Not that this isn’t beautifully romantic and enjoyable with someone; but in the absence of that special someone I never found, I am proud that I know how to enjoy my loneliness and turn it into solitude.
I also loved Ese’s quote and probably would have chosen that one if she had not.
As an aside I want to thank Ese for this challenge. It gives me a chance to express myself in ways that I enjoy and also feel painful. There is a quote about that too but it escapes me for the moment.
Perhaps it is:
And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I’d have had to miss the dance
~ Tony Arata