Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Joy of Solitude

We all move around in a busy world, where business and busy-ness are the only two words that rule our lives. Gone are the days when humanity took retreat in the lap of solitude. However, there are still a few of us who continue to halt and take some time off our neck-deep busy-ness and immerse ourselves in the wisdom of solitude.

I personally feel wretched if I don't get my share of solitude from the monotony of everyday life. Beyond a week, my mental faculties cannot continue to work if not given their share of solitude and retrospection.

Solitude is heavenly, provided it is received with the due share of respect that it deserves.

A few of the sounds of nature that I relish during my share of solitude include the following:

  • Nothing beats the tick-tock sound of the clock. It is more soothing than perhaps, any other sound in the world at the dead of the night. 
  • The pitter-patter of the raindrops on my window sill.
  • The sound of a gentle breeze gushing through my ears on a perfect moonlit night.
  • The first-cry of an infant reverberating from a neighbor's house as he wakes up early morning after a sound sleep.
  • The clicky sound that the ice cubes make while being dropped into a glass tumbler.
  • The 'aaaah' sound that escapes our lips while we rejoice smelling the coffee brew, snuggled in our duvets in chilly winters.
and therefore, I say, life is beautiful. Give it a little of yourself, and it shall reciprocate manifolds!