Tag Archives: solitude

An Observation

Hiawatha Lake

Hiawatha Lake

There seems to be a correlation between the increase in my age and a decrease in  sunrise images and increase of sunsets images. Now at Momo Lolos coffeehouse and listening to a pianist and flutist duet. Love the change from the piped music we find most of the time.

Family and community are an essential part of my life as well as my solitude. There are some who avoid solitude, finding it uncomfortable. And, there are some who avoid communities, finding it uncomfortable. I need both. Community and fellowship helps me to appreciate the solitude and quiet. While the solitude and quiet help me appreciate community. 

Posted in Landscapes/Rural, Sunsets Also tagged , , , , , , , , |

Solitude and Community

Geese at Dawn

Geese at Dawn

Solitude is important in my life. Community is important in my life. Time alone nurtures my inner spirit, clears out the cobwebs, and heals. Yet, spending time with others also nurtures my spirit, helps me see life through others eyes and community also heals. Spending time alone shooting photographs helps me become a better photographer. Shooting with and sharing experiences with fellow photographers helps me become a better photographer. Why shouldn’t I embrace both solitude and community.

Posted in Avian Also tagged , , , , |

A place by himself

A place by himself

A place by himself

Sometimes I like to find a place where I’m pretty much by myself, like this young man. It was a warm and sunny day in Portland, Maine, so we took the bus from our hotel down to the port area. The bus depot is next to Monument Square where this young man found some solitude among the crowd at the base of the statue. Hope you’ve had a good day!

Posted in Candid Portraits, Cityscapes/Urban Also tagged , , , |

That Solitude

 

That Solitude

That Solitude

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but is delicious in the years of maturity.” Albert Einstein

Posted in People/Portraits, Quotes Also tagged , , , , |

Solitude is in the Present

 

 

Empty Bench in Shennandoha National Park

Empty Bench in Shennandoha National Park

“Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.” Thomas Merton

As time has move on and my age has increased I joyfully welcome my times of solitude. We can create a place in our homes to sit in quiet solitude to start and end our days. With our busy and noisy world I also seek to find places outside the community of cities and towns. I can find these places in our parks, both local and national. To some this bench may seem lonely while shrouded by fog but it is offering rest to anyone who wishes to sit. 

Posted in National Parks, Religion/Spirituality Also tagged , , , , , |