Friday, July 13, 2007

Solitude



I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. ~ Pearl S. Buck

Today I decided I needed a break. I thought I needed some peace and quiet. We are all entitled to moments like these. Time to take your shoes off and put your tired feet up. Time to rest your laurels and smell the roses. And simply do nothing, just be there, sitting in a quiet place resting your tired bones against a soft and fluffly pillow, listening to the quietness of your surroundings...I call it a moment of solitude.

I had such a moment this morning, there was no one in the house but me. And I loved it. It felt good to listen to my thoughts for a change, it felt wonderful just to hear the beating of my heart and not the noise of the bustling traffic and activity outside. I imagined I was sitting atop a house on a hill looking at the vast fields of flowers and mountain-side. It was breathtaking. Somehow I felt rejuvinated. I know this moment is just fleeting, in a few more minutes the house will be filled with people again. But this moment was mine and I intend to cherish every second of it.

Sometimes it is good to listen to your own thoughts, who knows the answers you were looking for were right there all along. Today I saw my life for what it was, I see my mom and dad, my brother and sister, the love of my life, my two daughters, my thankless job, my busy life as a mother, my house, my little treasures and I thought to myself despite its imperfections, I made it happen...it was mine.

And I think to myself...what a wonderful life.


9 comments:

Dream catcher said...

yeah true very true..
right now i also need such moment i guess..

Sophiagurl said...

you have to go and get yourself one. everybody deserves it, especially you little brother. it will clear your head. =)

Colin said...

Now never mind hearing your heart beat, I think you are suffering from delusion and it was the sound of marbles going from one side to the other lol.
Seriously though, I do think that solitude can be a wonderful thing, that moment of peace and tranquility which clears the cobwebs that cloud your thoughts. I am fortunate as I do not live in a bustling town or city and can sit and listen to the sounds of nature and think my own thoughts.
It is a wonderful life and we should cherish every moment of it.
Nice post Lisa :o)

Shruti said...

Whenever i need to relax, either i sleep or i listen music..and it seems beautiful..

Take care...

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Colin - LOL, i think that's why i needed a break in the first place, because of the lost marbles haha.

Cherish life, that's the way to go. God bless you my friend. =)

@@@Shruti - thanks Shruti, sleep is a luxury I cannot always afford being a working mom, music now that's something i indulge myself with every chance i get. thanks for dropping by.

Dave [The Charger] said...

Cheers to that, a wonderful life it is :)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@dave - glad that you agree Dave, Have a wonderful weekend.

PoisOn CoAtEd ELiXir said...

solitude is "ease" and comfort only when its a consequence of "contentment".
i hope you have many such rejuvinating phases.
nice blog.
im glad i came across it :)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Poison Coated Elixir - I am hoping to have a lot too but those moments are rare...for me at least. And I am honored that you like it here. =) hoping you'll visit often.