I embrace moments of solitude every day, when I can take the opportunity to relax, reflect and recharge. I wouldn’t want to live like a hermit but as an introvert, I enjoy spending time on my own, or with small groups of people when I can have great conversations.
I love being around my kids and doing activities with them, but I also encourage them to find something to keep them busy on their own. Believe it or not, I’ve never heard them say, “I’m bored” and I hope I never do.
One solitary moment I enjoy capturing is reading. Here’s my six-year old reading a Batman storybook at the breakfast table. The only problem is, he’s way too busy to eat…
Nature can be quite solitary too, such as this sweet pea I found not too far from our vacation cottage in Idyllwild, California this past summer. There are a lot of white and pink sweet peas growing all over town but this one stood proud and alone on its chosen spot.
And then there’s this katydid I snapped a photo of a couple of years ago. It was at night in my backyard, on the dirty window glass. Unfortunately my kids were sleeping so all they got was this stinkin’ picture. This is the very first and only katydid I’ve seen in my whole life, but hopefully not the last. I had no idea how big katydids really are and I’m glad it didn’t try to jump on me as I was taking its picture. Have you every seen one this close?