©Sheila L. KalkbrennerAbove quote is from the Culture of Possibility
by Arlene GoldbardFlipping the image to find a fresh vantage point.
Solitude Is The Cure For Loneliness
Day 22 of the Root: 30 Day Journal Project
Although I have yearned
for solitude's healing properties,
with the frigid temperatures
and isolation of winter upon me
My perspective right now says that it cures loneliness
much the same way my younger sister
said, "babysitting four children,
under the age of seven,
was a cure for teen pregnancy.
Too much of a "good" thing
is seldom a good thing for long.
But then again, "Lonely" is not as duplicitous
is needed in
order to monitor balance.
Emerging Women talk about Navigating the work/life balance
The Duplicitous Nature of Solitude
Hectic, busy, crazy days
Oh, how she lures us in
Tips and turns, yearning
for elusive solitude
Waves of Glass, Lathe & Plaster
warm wood wondering
Can the light get in?
Layers zipped up tight,
Weather lingers on the skin.
Hot cup of nothing
Nobody is there.
Silent, empty, wishful days
Oh, how he lures us out
stretch to reach, escape
the confines of solitude.