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Weekly Photo Challenge … Solitude

September 25, 2012

Like many beings I have not experienced real solitude.  I have been alone but never for long.  I can imagine it is not always a pleasant encounter especially for those who have to endure solitary confinement in prison or exile.
As the eldest of four siblings I was rarely alone.  Then as a mother my offspring became another limb; from conception they were never more than a thought away.  However, I did wish for a moment to myself.  Of course I did!!
I am still a mother; but now without the constraining bonds.  Those almost painful links,  put in place to keep a vulnerable child safe and secure have become redundant.
Nonetheless it is still difficult to find total solitude.  The links to a mighty force have become real and profound.
I will keep returning to my yoga mat or meditation cushion and find a degree of oneness but never solitude …  

This picture of me taken by my daughter in Brazil this year is as solitary as it gets, just looking for it!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2012 3:50 pm

    Rio is so lovely. What a nice view to enjoy and appreciate! Solitude is a pleasant thing.

    Oh, I want to say that I did this tour with Urban Tours (www.riocharm.com.br) where we wrote to leblon beach and then along to Ipanema beach. We also went to Copacabana and a few other places. After lunch we took the cable car up sugar loaf mountain. It was amazing. The views were amazing! I found out about this from this great guide Rio for Partiers – there’s so many great tips in there of places with lovely views!

    • September 26, 2012 3:53 pm

      That sounds like a good deal, my daughter lives in Rio and the tourist route is sometimes a bit limited!!
      Thanks for the information and kind words xxx

  2. September 30, 2012 4:54 am

    As there hasn’t been a new WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge yet, perhaps you’d like to join in the Weekly Travel Theme http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/ xxx Ailsa

    • September 30, 2012 7:37 am

      That is a very kind response. I will humbly accept with many good wishes and thanks.

      • September 30, 2012 7:38 am

        Fabulous, I look forward to your post. xxx

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