I wish I could retreat to a tiny cabin in the woods, by the water. It'd be so lovely.
A warm, cozy little space just big enough for two... but have it all to myself in solitude.
To drink coffee. To read. To write. To think. To be alone. And maybe a little lonely.
To clear my head, clear my heart. To emerge one spring day and be new.
This isn't a sad post or anything. Just a quiet reflection on the fact that I need some peace and quiet in my life. Life has become so fast and so social. I'd like to slow down and pour some of my soul back into imagining, thinking, creating, writing, blogging. Less being out and about. More being in and content. I don't have a cabin in the woods to steal away to, but I have an attic haven away from the world. My main resolution for this new year is revolves around this: retreat, slow down, enjoy simple pleasures, spend more quality time with myself. Music and words and coffee. Because solitude can be so very lovely.
"Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone." - Paul Tillich
"Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement." - Alice Koller