There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
-- Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915
Sometimes solitude does wonders for my well being. It opens my spirit and forces me to look inside for external solutions. On this particular morning, the smoothness of the water and the quiet in the air let me do just that. I spent a couple of hours alone just gliding thru the stillness while others were tucked away in their dreams. My surroundings were intoxicating as I waited for the sun to present itself in all it's beauty. It was a great start to my day and I felt a clearness appear in my thoughts and a calmness in my heart.
I loved this time alone......but........ why is it that other times solitude can have me run as fast as I can in the opposite direction?