Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Gift of Solitude

Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. The artist knows he must be alone to create; the writer, to work out his thoughts; the musician, to compose; the saint, to pray. We need solitude in order to find again the fine essence of ourselves: that firm strand which will be the indispensible center of a whole web of human relationships.

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Statue: St. Francis of Assissi