The solitude of an afternoon picnic

“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.” — Alice Kolle

It was a quiet , sunny Thursday afternoon. School had been dismissed at noon and this mother decided to meet her two youngsters at school and have a picnic. They did not have the traditional picnic table but the back wooden steps of the school fit the bill nicely.

The back steps of a grade school is the ideal place to find peace and quiet especially when classes have been dismissed early for the day and the weather is ideal for a picnic.

These days you have to be somewhat imaginative as to where you find your own solitude. It could be a roof top, a shady spot under a boardwalk at the beach or the back steps of a school.

It s a busy world that seems to burst in on your world no matter where you go. But you need to make the time to allow yourself to relax, unwind and enjoy some solitude with yourself and your significant others.


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