In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 23 & 24

Solitude: a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches, yet sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. ~ Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam The virus still lurks, despite the fact that statistics suggest fewer new cases are showing up. So I am still crossing off the days … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 23 & 24

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 6

Cooking remains one of life’s greatest pleasures, at least for me. I do sometimes just wash my hands of it and succumb to the lure of frozen pizza. The ease of ripping open the cardboard box, making sure to check the manufacturer’s cooking instructions – they’re not all the same, are they? – then slicing … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 6

Solitude

Loneliness is not the same as solitude. A being in the state of loneliness longs for others, for some sort of interaction. Solitude, on the other hand, means remoteness, most generally a welcome respite from the madding crowds and demands of modern life.   © 2014 C. Bertelsen