Lent – Solitude

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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.


What do you think?