Thursday, April 8, 2010

Solitude


Every so often a disappearance is in order. A vanishing. A checking out. An indeterminate period of unavailability. Each person, each sane person, maintains a refuge, or series of refuges, for this purpose. A place, or places, where they can, figuratively if not literally, suspend their membership in the human race.

~John A. Murray

28 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

oh so very true...(((hugs))) until next time

Marilyn said...

I used to crave solitude when the children were little but now I crave human companionship. A lot of the reason is because I am the wife of a trucker & the children are grown......
Beautiful post!!
Love,
Marilyn

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I think I need a month of this myself....just to regenerate and rest.
We all push ourselves too hard today.
Rest Audrey. At least one of us will have some common sense. ♥

XXOO!!
Anne

Diva Kreszl said...

such truth in these words!

Jan said...

Does this mean you are going to disappear for awhile? I hope not.

I am fortunate enough that my home, my studio, is my refuge.

audrey said...

I won't be disappearing anytime soon, Jan. I have to wait till I have a full month of exercising behind me.
(:

Marlene said...

Love the post, something we should all take to heart from time to time.

Ces said...

Hmn, I disappear because I am insane.

Ces said...

Thanks for trying to spam the young witch.

audrey said...

Ces, you were just away a few weeks ago, so you are sane. I have been nowhere in a long time, so I am insane. Make sense?
tsup!

yoborobo said...

Audrey - this makes me want to take a road trip. Do you think my family will understand? LOL! Maybe I should pick Marilyn up on the way. :) xoxo Pam

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I so agree!

audrey said...

Let me see now... Marilyn is in PA, so after you pick her up, you could swing by here in VA to pick me up, then we could head SOUTH! New Mexico has a LOT of art, Pam. How does that sound?
Oh, and I bet there will be others asking you to pick them up on the way, too. LOL!

In 2002, (I was still living in Ohio), I picked up a girlfriend, drove us to Baltimore and we stayed there with a friend. I left them and drove to DC to meet my son's future in-laws, drove back to Baltimore and picked up the girls, drove us to Rehoboth Beach, DE, for a couple of days, back to Baltimore and then back to Ohio. 10 wonderful days and 1500 miles - we had a ball!!! My DH is great - he told me to go and have fun!

So, when do we leave?
(wink...wink)
♥ audrey

lakhsmita indira said...

why do people like to talk about me behind my back?????
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audrey said...

Because you are so sweet and likeable, and such a good artist, Mita. People only say good things about you.
Did you have nice dreams? Were you in your secret garden?
♥ audrey

lakhsmita indira said...

:D
really?

nice dreams yes!!!
nononono, i wasnt in the secret garden, but i will be later ;)))
what time is it there?
why arent you sleeping?

audrey said...

It is almost 10:00pm and I don't go to bed until 12:00 or 1:00am. I am a night owl! (Oh, that must mean I have a little bit of "witch" in me). Right?

Rick said...

harmony is easily found in solitude. but the place can't be mortgaged, only leased.
~rick

lakhsmita indira said...

ohhhhh!
im sooo happy that you are a witch too just like Ces ;)))

now we are 3 cool witches in blogland!
how does that sound????

lakhsmita indira said...

oh.
please forgive me.
im visiting you without reading your post!
now you see that im silly???

dont go anywhere, stay here.

lakhsmita indira said...

ok ok ok i just read it.
you know this solitude.... hmmm, it reminds me something, hmmmm nononono... i meant, someone.

do you remember when i asked you if you had a secret lover in your secret garden? because i have a secret lover and this post reminds me of mine.

hmmmmm....

audrey said...

Mita, I am so happy to be one of the 3 cool witches in blogland!

lakhsmita indira said...

what is going on here?????????????????????????????????????????????????

lakhsmita indira said...

i just wrote like 3 comments to you and Blogger ate them all?????


!!!!!!!!!!!

lakhsmita indira said...

i said, forgive me, im visiting your blog without reading this post.
how silly i was.

this Solitude reminds me of my secret lover, hmmmmm....

lakhsmita indira said...

im leaving now Audrey...
i'll be back later ok!

i let you sleep...
sweet dreams ok :)))

kisses hugs,
~mita

audrey said...

Those comments did come through, Mita.
Goodnight for me. Have a good day for you!!

lakhsmita indira said...

the weekend is coming Audrey!
wishing you a lovely one, what are you doing now?????
are you here?
no?