Solitude is nearly a misnomer. To me, being alone means togetherness-the re-coming together, of me and nature, of me and being; the reuniting of me with all. For me, solitude especially means putting the parts of me back together-the unifying of myself whereby I see once again that the little things are little and big things are big. I believe that solitude is a profound and needed act of self-love and self appreciation.
"I need solitude like I need food and rest, and like eating and resting , solitude is most satisfying when it fits the rhythm of my needs. A regularly scheduled aloneness does not nourish me."