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No politics, only Ramble:

“Once more I realize acutely that solitude is my element, and the reason is that extreme awareness of other people (all naturally solitary people must feel this) precludes awareness of one’s self, so after a while the self no longer knows that it exists.”
― May Sarton, At Seventy: A Journal
“Let me now raise my song of glory. Heaven be praised for solitude. Let me be alone. Let me cast and throw away this veil of being, this cloud that changes with the least breath, night and day, and all night and all day. While I sat here I have been changing. I have watched the sky change. I have seen clouds cover the stars, then free the stars, then cover the stars again. Now I look at their changing no more. Now no one sees me and I change no more. Heaven be praised for solitude that has removed the pressure of the eye, the solicitation of the body, and all need of lies and phrases.”
— Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Happy seven years,

L

(P.S. The little surprise at the end is courtesy of Jarek Matusiak.)

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