Solitude: The Glory of Being Alone


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“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god” – Aristotle
 
In this sense, I guess solo travelers are wild beasts – never hindered by personal limitations, and always feeling the need to roam. For many, it becomes second nature to feel the ‘itch’, pack clothes and excitement in the bag, and GO.  You can accuse me of romanticizing solo travel – go ahead…because I’m sure you’ll smile in agreement if you read Eve Ensler’s line : “Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars.”
 
I don’t know how it is with others but I have never equated solo travel with ‘loneliness’; Instead, I  saw it as an opportunity to celebrate personal freedom  and show self-sufficiency. It is probably due to this mindset that I’m always drawn to people who, within my camera frame, are basking in the glory of being alone [1]
 
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[1]Paul Tillich

 
 
 
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