Solitude is not for everyone.
And in truth, I currently have
more than I require or desire.
But there is a difference between
solitude by default
and solitude by design.
Recently, I chose the latter.
I’m writing this from an
integrated wellness center
In Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Lest, like my good-humored children,
you think this is code for
“mommy checked herself into rehab”,
Although the notable absence of electronics,
processed food and alcohol – along with a
behavior modification program designed
around cuddling chickens –
did give me pause.
Blessedly, there is caffeine.
Christopher J. Harris Realtor:
(In case you’re thinking of buying out west)
(In case you’re thinking about cuddling chickens)
I’m here to meet a dear friend
and also to be away.
As in “not here”.
I brought with me several tedious
administrative projects that have been
taking up space on my desk and,
more debilitatingly, in my head.
I’ve already completed in one day
what I haven’t been able to complete
Somehow tedious is more tolerable
with a change of scenery and without
the daily distractions of an ordinary life.
For me, work isn’t something to escape,
it’s something to drop into.
So being away for a few days allows me
the space to think deeper
about work and life
and what’s next.