Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. It has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.
Many years ago, I was in the Peace Corps in Brazil. During those two years I often found myself alone. Sometimes I felt lonely. Other times I felt the complete peace of mind that comes with the solitude. The same “condition” but different perspectives. The first year I went into business I remember driving home on the express way; it was a beautiful August late afternoon. I had finally begun to close some deals. I felt the exhilaration of perhaps actually being successful. Moments later, I felt the anxiety of OMG can I really do this. Each feeling and thought within moments of each other.
The beauty of Solitude; the depression of loneliness. The yin and the yang of life. The reality being the perceptions in my head.
Go for a sunset sail. Choose your reality. Bask in the wonder the solitude the sea provides.