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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Art of Being Alone on Your Birthday

Yesterday was the first birthday in years where I had the opportunity to be in solitude on my bday, create art, and just meditate on all the blessings of my life.  It was like retreat.  I rewatched this awesome youtube video called the Art of Being Alone.  I loved it.  It makes me relish and looking forward to those times where I get to sit alone in a coffeeshop reading, sketching and listening to music.  Solitude looks and feels like this to me:


It also means I got the opportunity to do a photo walk and take in the quietude of the day:.




3 comments:

Mary Sauer said...

I just love how colorful your photographs are.

Tara said...

Happy birthday!! I love that alone time too... such a great way to rejuvenate!

Jesse Preston said...

I usually enjoy my time alone, always have, even as a youngster, but the being alone on my bday seems to nag at me after a while. I think it has something to do with the fact that my bday is on the 4th of July so I'm use to being with a large group of family and friends. The contrast of having birthdays with so many friends and family to being alone (on a holiday) seems to act as a catalyst to the looming day that has still yet to complete itself.