Monday, October 1, 2007

An Appreciation of Solitude

What I wish I could do everyday:

Drag a nice comfy chair to the balcony of my home, sink into the said comfy chair, put my feet up on the railing of the balcony, open a book, and shut out the world.
Whether you're a reader or writer, the one thing that unites people who spend time considering the written word is surely an appreciation of solitude. Reading is a lone pursuit. It requires silence - or if not silence, then an ability to block out the rest of the world.
Ben Myers explains why being alone with a book is such an inspiration and pleasure - for both readers and writers.

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