Solitude #1


It’s good to disconnect once in a while.
To hit the road and head off on your own,
absorb the beauty around you.

Listen to the birdsong,
and the stillness.
Smell the earth
and the new growth
freshly washed
by winter rain.
Relax those shoulders

and let the mind flow.
And feel at ease
With oneself.

I have never had a problem being on my own. The older I get the more relaxed I feel in my own company. I don’t use social media other than blogging, I don’t carry my mobile phone everywhere and I certainly don’t check it constantly. I prefer to sit and watch people passing by rather than have my head down. To meet their eyes and share a smile. It doesn’t happen often. I don’t even wear a watch, but I usually know what time of day it is. I seek solitude and treasure every single moment of MY time.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | solitude


  1. Sue says:

    I’m on your page, Pete!

  2. Sue says:

    I totally agree with your sentiments, Jude…this could have been written for me!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s interesting to see how many of us in our blogging group feel the same, how we seem to be drawn to similar people even though most of us have never met in real life. When you consider how many blogs there are out there, it is quite amazing.

      1. Sue says:

        I would agree, it is rather amazing!

  3. Cecilia says:

    What a photo, it creates such a great mood! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I’m often alone but never lonely and I’m never more at peace with myself and the world then when I am in the middle of nowhere enjoying the silence and the peace that comes from knowing all of this.

  5. Mél@nie says:

    very nice post, it did resonate to me, as I’ve recognized myself among your lines…
    * * *
    my very best and tons of inspiration… friendly thoughts from Toulouse, France…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Many thanks for your comment Melanie:)

  6. itsacrazycatladything says:

    Can’t beat solitude, that place of peace and calm hits the spot every time *smiley face*. Words and image created inner calm for me so a huge thank you for that.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You are most welcome 🙂 Thanks for popping in.

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