Saturday, December 23, 2006

Loneliness vs Solitude

"There is a difference between loneliness and solitude. Loneliness is boring, whereas in solitude you can inspect and examine your deeds and thoughts."
- Sudha Murthy in 'How I Taught My Grandmother To Read and other stories'
There is no way I can deny the former sentence. The latter I can only partly agree with...
It's probably up to how you visualise loneliness - in my view, there are those that see loneliness as a depressing factor, some convert every moment of loneliness into solitude, using or utilising each moment to reflect on some thought or the other, and then there are those that are absolutely unperturbed by loneliness, some even oblivious to it... some preferring to stay that way out of choice. It's a tricky period - loneliness certainly is. The surreal sound of silence, the serenity of oneness, away from the crowds, away from din... it can be your peace, it can be your undoing. Either way, it can be your release. You are warned...


yash said...

been there felt that

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