Friday, January 27, 2012

Learn To Live In Loneliness

Learn to Live in Loneliness
Carl Sandburg

A man must get away
now and then
to experience loneliness.

Only those who learn how to live
in loneliness
can come to know themselves
and life.

I go out there and walk
and look at the trees and sky.
I listen to the sounds of loneliness.
I sit on a rock or stump
and say to myself,

"Who are you, Sandburg?
Where have you been,
and where are you going?"

I needed to read this today. I needed to be reminded that Time by myself is not punishment, or wasted, but rather, time to get to know who I really am.


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1 comment:

Mimi said...

Beautiful, thank you!
Congratulations on the book!