A blank stare at the screen ahead, a few words and a pause. Words and a pause. Typing and backspace. A festival the next day, a few hours of journey today, some nostalgia, some pre-planning of the days left in the month. And right now I get reminded of Pope’s poem I worked on a few days ago. His poem; Ode on Solitude. Is this solitude I am experiencing right now? Exactly what I say in the beginning of my video, Solitude is a pleasant form of being alone. That space which is your own choice.
I have always loved solitude, as much as I like being in the company of people I like and at times just people around me, their presence, activity. Everyone should, it probably brings a balance in you.
My next work on my youtube is in progress. A friend sent some amazing shots from a beautiful place in Madhya Pradesh. I am thinking of the next poem I should recite, hopefully it will come soon. Without much thought I have been just working on my channel, without a specific aim. I do know why, maybe some day I’ll share, it’s got more to do with one’s passion and capacity. Making time for this new endeavour is another challenge, but if I get happiness out of it, every moment is worth my effort.
Maybe this endeavour itself is an outcome of one of my thoughts in solitude, maybe spending some happy time with yourself will lead you too to explore new things about yourself.
Being happy is important, it has got to do more with your perspective than the situation.