Ripples v11.50: Solitude!
21 Dec 2009
The Ripples Project is a tribe of 24,064
who believe tiny actions create big possibilities
Loneliness is the poverty of self.
Solitude is the richness of self.
-May Sarton, submitted by Stella R., Groton MA
Language has created
the word loneliness
to express the pain
of being alone,
and the word solitude
to express the glory of being alone.
-Paul Tillich, submitted by Carol L. N., LaCrosse WI
As the year winds down and many of us begin to gather our friends and/or
family together to celebrate the holidays, be sure to find some precious
time alone to relax, reflect, and rejoice. It is easy to forget that solo
time can balance as well as enrich the time you spend with others.