Tuesday, January 16, 2007


The older I get, the more I find I value my solitude. Not as a retreat from a stressful world or for any grand purpose, but for its inherent restorative value.

I love my husband. He’s a great guy and ordinarily easy to live with. I enjoy his company, even when it consists of the two of us doing separate activities while sharing proximal space. But even this companionable pairing needs the occasional break…sometimes I just want to be alone.

It isn’t that I want the alone time for any particular purpose…I’m not planning to go on a shopping spree or a binge of one kind or another. In fact, that’s the whole of it…I’m not planning anything. I don’t need to consider cleaning the house, cooking a meal, making sure there is enough of this, that or the other…none of the ordinary considerations of my ordinary life need be considered. I have a pass to be mentally and physically lazy, to let go the reins of the household and my responsibilities for a day or so. Rather like being on holiday without any of the hassle of planning, packing, and making sure I get my money’s worth of sights, sounds, and tastes. Just permission from myself to veg.

Sometimes I crave the restorative virtues of solitude. Sometimes it’s good to be alone.

1 comment:

  1. Hey you old tart I've been missing you, How you doing? Life being good to you? I miss our discussions, I have been lamenting the loss of the only person I have met that could actually keep up. The good old days when debate was live and people werent such namby pambies. This is an invite to visit the stream of Gold, Ok before you figure I'm a nutter its webtech here your old sparring partner from Mweb. I got banned today. I think some of the newbies got a little pissed at me for mY anti Christ stance but then again Mweb has become a hotbed of churchy sites. A few of us have buggered off and formed our own community. They made me call it the other side. Bugger isn't it. Oh well thats enough from me, come on over and vist. You know click my name, find stream of Gold in my list and come on over and say Hi.



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