Sunday Dinner: Solitude

“Solitude is independence.
It had been my wish and with the years I had attained it.
It was cold. Oh, cold enough!
But it was also still, wonderfully still
and vast like the cold stillness of space
in which the stars revolve.”
Hermann Hesse



“We live, in fact, in a world starved
for solitude, silence, and private:
and therefore starved for meditation
and true friendship.”
C.S. Lewis


Jamestown Island, Virginia


“But your solitude will be a support
and a home for you,
even in the midst
of very unfamiliar circumstances,
and from it you will find all your paths.”
Rainer Maria Rilke



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017

Crabs at low tide in the marsh

“If you’re lonely when you’re alone,
you’re in bad company.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

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