“There is no doubt that solitude is a challenge and to maintain balance within it a precarious business. But I must not forget that, for me, being with people or even with one beloved person for any length of time without solitude is even worse. I lose my center. I feel dispersed, scattered, in pieces. I must have time alone in which to mull over my encounter, and to extract its juice, its essence, to understand what has really happened to me as a consequence of it.”
~ May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude
Cranky Linda showed up yesterday. First one thing, then another, grated like a bit of sand in my shoe until the many little things became one big thing and that was that.
Cue the need for a strong dose of solitude and silence to allow me to regain my equilibrium.