“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” ~~ Albert Einstein
Mr. Einstein must have been very proud of himself for coming up with this quote for he repeated it time…
““Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.”
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
Well, so what if that last quote isn’t quite the same. It conveys the same spirit. It has taken me a long time to be comfortable in my solitude. I believe you need a creative outlet to enjoy being alone. For me, it is photography. As long as I am with my camera, I am never alone. Yes, I love my wife, even more than my camera. But no matter how quiet we might be when together, we are together. Not alone. Not in solitude.
I am not much of a writer. Maybe that is why I took up the camera, to express myself. So below is a photo I took not too long ago that expresses solitude to me. Most of my photos seem to have a lonely quality to them. But it is not loneliness, I now realize. It is the love, the longing, for solitude.