Friday, July 3, 2009

140/365 Solo


As an only child who spent much time alone and who now spends very little time alone, I crave my solo time! Being a self-proclaimed loner, I surprised myself by agreeing to go away with TEN other women for rest and relaxation. We all had separate agendas: to shop, to read, to sleep, to workout, to be pampered. When I wanted to be alone, it was not a problem. When I wanted companionship, I had 10 very engaging women with whom to connect. A perfectly perfect week.

Now I am ready to embrace my constant companions at home with a renewed gusto and a renewed appreciation!

I *think* this was a corn field and I'm not sure why the tree was in the center. Maybe it's used to help the farmers navigate the large space? I was climbing a mountain and looked down on this wonderful, peaceful site.

Lesson: Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.

--Source unknown


Ken said...

This image fills me with Hope.

Caroline said...

Love this! I enjoy being alone. I crave the silence and peace. Funny, when I am alone, I am never lonely...

Andrea said...

Hi Caroline! I don't often feel lonely either; I actually have to consciously choose to connect with others. The older I get the more I'm truly understanding the importance of relationships.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting you two!