I am teased endlessly for being a chatterbox. But for all my gregariousness I cherish solitude, enveloped as I am by the bustle of a big Indian city. Is it even possible to steal quiet reflective moments from the din of urban living? Yes it is. Solitude is in the mind. Learning to shut out the noise is key. And seeking (relatively) quieter times and islands of serenity.
Here is a gallery of images that evoke quiet solitude for FriFotos on Twitter. All but one, from some of the most crowded and chaotic cities on earth.
“Life for each man is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors”
Eugene O Neill
“In a soulmate we find not company but a completed solitude”
“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”
“Finding solitude in the concrete jungle is powerful and peaceful.”
“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau
“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.”
“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.”
Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend!