Friday, May 13, 2011

Solitude

"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."

--Charles Caleb Colton

"Secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster."

-- Charles Dickens

Yes, just love these words. I'm back.

12 comments:

Deborah Batterman said...

Did you ever leave?

vesper said...

Nice quotes and glad to see you back. :)

Christine said...

Ha! Hello, Deborah. No, I didn't leave literally, but I did take a break from the blog for a bit. Here I am again.

Christine said...

Hi, Vesper! Thanks on both accounts. Are you well?

Deborah Batterman said...

I was being metaphoric, but of course you knew that. btw, I love the photo. And the very subject of your post figures into a new one of mine. Take a peek. ;-) http://deborahbatterman.com/

Christine said...

Figurative language ... my favorite. Here I go now to check it out!

C.M. Mayo said...

Miss your blog posts! Anything for summer?

Christine said...

Hello, Ms. Mayo -- my little leave of absence from the blog is over. Thanks for missing it ... I'm just about to post a summery photo. I hope all is well with you and your writing!

Sherry O'Keefe said...

loved the photo of the dragonfly in the post after this...which led me to the quote that started this post. it was exactly what i needed to read last night. things come to me out of sequence, but the photo and the quote will stay with me nonetheless.

Christine said...

Thanks, Sherry ... I'm so glad the quote found you at the right time. Sometimes someone else's perfect words are right at our fingertips, waiting to illuminate our lives. And the dragonfly was its own magic!

Michael said...

Simple, strong image and words. I like them. . . they conjure many personal images, memories, and thoughts. I am constantly inspired by your photographs coupled with precisely chosen words. Thank you.

Christine said...

Many thanks for your kind words, Michael.