Saturday, March 4, 2023

Alone or together

Seeing this, 
This isolated home, 
Separated from community 
By the lake at its front 
And the mountains at its back,
 I think of CS Lewis and The Great Divorce, 
Where he arrives in Hell only to find 
Folks continuing to move farther and farther away 
 From each other.
 I know that tendency in myself— 
The longing for solitude — 
But at the same time I’m aware 
Of the great joy I find in human interactions.
 It’s one of our great challenges, isn’t it, 
To find a satisfactory balance 
Between the need to be alone 
And the joy of loving and being loved…

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