solitude (n).

I have started to think of the Loneliness itself as a person: someone visiting, perhaps like an unexpected and sometimes unpleasant houseguest that eats all your food and messes with things in your closet without hanging them back up in the proper way. I think what the Loneliness reminds me is that I don't need another with me at all times, I don't always need a partner to be at my best or have the best of times; in fact, perhaps it is all simply a field test to make me better equipped, because there are many things that will be paramount that I go about alone. So when I feel the solitude seep in and drink me up, I am learning how to cope, how to wait it out in the dark, how to be alone and be okay with that.

Posted on November 23, 2012 and filed under the word project-.