I See Myself

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Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
~ Paul Tillich

I spend a lot of time alone. I live alone (well, don’t tell my cat I said that) and when in Second Life I am usually on my own. I have read a lot of blogs where the authors also spend most of their time isolated from others while in world. In terms of social media and virtual worlds, that may appear to be a contradiction. Aren’t we supposed to be out amongst others, sharing our time and lives with the inhabitants of our world(s)?

Not necessarily. I am usually comfortable in my aloneness. Yes, I experience loneliness from time to time, but I don’t usually let it linger for too long. I prefer to see my self-imposed isolation as a time for reflection, for understanding why I am the person I am, for thinking rather than speaking too soon.

I see myself in solitude much more than as lonely. And I am happy with the person it has made me.

No credits today. Just take the time to think about who you are instead of going shopping. Even I am doing the same.

13 thoughts on “I See Myself

  1. caoimhelionheart September 21, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    that’s why we’s twins from anotha motha! ❤ ❤ ditto me all of it! xoxo And when I get really lonely I just pull out my Peep shape and talk to myself! 😀

    • PeepSideshow Darkward September 21, 2013 / 12:12 pm

      lol one of these days the Peep shape and Cao shape HAVE to meet up! That’s gonna be one surreal reflection for both of us 😉

      • caoimhelionheart September 21, 2013 / 1:13 pm

        😀 and we would have if Skip hadn’t fallen in love. We will figure it out. Soon! Before my surgery. I wanna be Peep for a day! ♥♥

  2. Studly Lockjaw September 21, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Instead of shopping….. Unheard of concept! 🙂

  3. Bumblebee September 21, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    ponders what cat is plotting now…

  4. Becky September 21, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    Yeah, very much with you on this one. I had a fantastic day alone yesterday, spiked with a couple of chats here and there, but it was literally glorious to get a chance to do some things I’ve wanted to do for ages in my solitude 🙂

    • PeepSideshow Darkward September 22, 2013 / 8:02 am

      Sometimes we are our own best company 🙂 I’m glad you had some solitary time, Becky. It’s good for the soul!

  5. Rwah September 21, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    Amen sister! huge big hugs from another hermit.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward September 22, 2013 / 8:03 am

      Hey, I think I’m great company. I don’t mind spending time with someone I like 😉

      • Rwah September 23, 2013 / 8:06 am

        You are great company. You are, unlike someone who’s name will be left out of this, nice. *hugs*

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