Solitude does not Scare me

The Fence Shadow-KP-2015

The Fence Shadow-KP-2015

Solitude does not scare me.

I have worked alone for years.

Found peace in the quiet of my occupation.

Separate from the needs of others.

Mind focused, fingers flying.

Immersed in the creative act.

It is the unoccupied mind that terrifies me.

The quiet moments between things.

Between work and books,

family and friends.

Afraid of the quiet within.

The foolish words spoken,

The failures,

The regrets.

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About kp

I am a woman and a mother, a sister and a wife. I have called myself a socialist and a feminist, an environmentalist and an activist, a pagan and an atheist. But, at this stage in my life, none of these labels feel right. I am searching; trying to find an inner calm; trying to make peace with life's disappointments; trying to answer the big questions in my own small life.
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5 Responses to Solitude does not Scare me

  1. I have just been facing these inner demons recently my friend.. and facing them head on..

    Enjoyed your post and sending thoughts your way xxx Love Sue

    • kp says:

      Life’s transitions can be difficult. We don’t always realize how much structure, connection and purpose we derive from our work. Take care Sue….Kim

  2. Oriah says:

    Kim, Lovely insight here on the difference between being alone and truly being in what I would call solitude- empty time where we do not reach for content (book, movie, visit, work etc.) but are truly with the silence and the stillness and ourselves. It is a practice, and one- I think- that we must feel called to do. Challenging but rewarding. It makes space for something unexpected to happen. O xo

    • kp says:

      Thank you Oriah…I am in between things; looking for work/job; vacillating between terror about never being employed again and fear that I will get hired too soon!!

    • kp says:

      Thank you Oriah…I am in between things; looking for work/job; vacillating between terror about never being employed again and fear that I will get hired too soon!!

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