Solitude can cut two different ways.
The human species is social—we need other people in order to be whole. Solitude can be lonely.
Yet, we live in a world where we demands are put on our time by all those around us. Solitude can be refreshing.
Today’s snow allowed me to see both sides of this equation.
- Work was very quiet today as many people stayed home—and as I chose to work a 14.5 hour day today, it was a bit on the lonely side.
- The pristine winter scene that greated me as I left the house this morning at 6:00 was, however, breathtakingly beautiful. It was quite and tranquil.
And through the night, one solitary lamp held vigil; illuminating the beauty of the fresh fallen snow.