Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A date for one.

Yesterday's day trip wasn't the only interstate-er I've embarked on solo but it was the only one out of many that I've taken a moment to break the cycle I deem essential - of keeping up with busy thoughts and lists to be done.

I spent the little time I had wandering (at a rare snails pace) the streets and kicking back over brewed tea leaves. I met with a friend or two, we chatted over our happenings, laughed over nothings and delved into the deeper of life's details. Until the time came for one - me. Amongst the coffee machine clangs and surrounding chats, I sat alone with a whirl of my emotions stirring, ready for the taking. When I look beyond my mind's quick response to distraction, I can reach them. I overcame that self-imposed awkwardness solo-tea-drinking can be paired with and slipped away into the sweetest moments of some kind of relative alertness. I was miles away from thoughts of tomorrow's commitments. I focused on the sunlight dancing through the trees, I opened a book, even took pen to paper and jotted thought. These are the little things that if I take time for, guide me to a simple quiet within me.

I rested in this moment for the little while I spent on my date-for-one. I reminisced on my days spent pursuing life in another city, solo; a memory now flooding its gorgeously bright light in every direction I set my dreams towards.

I figured there must be a light bulb moment in everyone's days. Mine was then; only at that time, completely alone, was it possible to ponder my dreams and directions to shape an unshakable bond with every ounce of who I am.

source to come.
I read a contributor's brilliant few words from the mag (Kinfolk) I held in my company - "solitude fortifies me. It cultivates me, someone worth sharing." Yestarday, spent in my own simple quiet, I couldn't have put it any better. I restored an energy of possibility into my being, refined my thinking and nurtured someone I too find worth sharing. It’s something I promise myself to take part in, if only for a moment. Daily.


  1. It's lovely sometimes to have time to yourself! I enjoy these moments.

  2. Great post - I loved reading this! I just came across your blog - it's great, and it would be awesome to keep in contact with you. I'd love for you to pop by my blog sometime, and if you like it, we can follow each other :) Go ahead and follow me if you like what you see, and I promise I'll follow back!

    ♡ veena | seveninchstilettos.com
    twitter/instagram: @veenamccoole


Thank you for taking the time to read these words and leaving some of your own behind.x


Related Posts with Thumbnails