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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Being solitary is being alone well

Good morning,

It is now 7:43am, I have a new pot of coffee ready for me.  Yay!  :o)  I am waiting for my brother to come and pick up his daughter.  They are off to Spruce Meadows today.  I hope she is feeling better.  She had a really wicked headache last night, but hopefully a good night's sleep will be just what she needed.

So here I am doing my morning routine, checking my email and my RSS feeds. I need to make something to take to our church potluck today.

So while I was surfing around the web, I came across this quote that made me stop and ponder:
“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others.” -Alice Koller

I am not sure how I feel about the quote.  At first I was mesmerized by the possibility of being "aware of the fullness of your own presence" and the "immersed in the doings of your own choice", but then I began to remember that being alone is okay for a while.  Being gifted with some time alone, time to be doing what we want to is great for the short term but we are social creatures by nature and after a time we crave, we NEED others. Sometimes being alone is a choice, sometimes it is a matter forced upon you or someone you know.  I think we need to be aware of those around us who are alone and be there for them.  We are to take care of the orphans and the widows and the poor... they are most often the loneliest.

However, I can see this gal has being alone worked out to an art. Check it out.