There is a vast difference between solitude and being alone.
Being alone can be a fearful place where shadows become stick figured monsters that grab at me from beneath my feet. Where my life drags the past blindly up the hill behind me and shouts obscenities about the future.
But there is this other place where I can choose to spend time with myself?
Where I can take a deep breath and not care what other's think or do.
Where I feel the quiet of solitude
the connection of place...
Where I can walk in my own footsteps
and see the light between the shadows.
It seems an easy choice, but sometimes it's not.