Companionable as Solitude

As writers, many of us seek Solitude  because of our need for quiet while we write. Sometimes our very temperaments demand that we find a place of solitude in which to refresh or to regroup our swirling thoughts.

Solitary students walks the levee toward the bridge

A college student appears to seek solitude on this lonely levee path. I wonder what she is thinking as she leaves the campus for the day? Notice her bright pink wellies!

 “I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Henry David Thoreau

On perhaps a lighter note, there is something very lonely about this lizard…look closely.

Lizard in eternal solitude

A few years ago, on top of my friend’s roof in Mexico, I found this poor lizard, or what’s left of him. Looking for a sunny spot, he got stuck in the fresh paint, prompting this haiku.

Lizard seeking warmth

The ultimate solitude

Ever in the sun

I included this photo for a similar photo challenge in this previous post: Photography 101, Ultimate Solitude.

Here is the first image with the quote. Feel free to pin it if you like it 🙂

Student walks on levee from classes

These photos are submitted for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.


21 thoughts on “Companionable as Solitude

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  3. robjodiefilogomo

    It’s interesting that you took this photo, Terri!
    There are many times when I’m observing life that I think it would make a fabulous photo!! I guess I need to carry my camera with me at all times!
    I do enjoy solitude—it could have something to do with being an only child!??

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