Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wordless Wednesday, Part 2

tree,solitude,open field

Photo by David Vernon.

Standing still, in and out of time, immovably so. Love this tree, in all it's glory, through every changing season, nothing can touch it's majesty and grace!

"Solitude is an inward state of mind, which is not dependent on any stimulus or any knowledge and is not the result of any experience or conclusion. Most of us, inwardly, are never alone. There is a difference between isolation, cutting oneself off, and aloneness, solitude. We all know what it is to be isolated, building a wall around oneself in order never to be hurt, never to be vulnerable, or cultivating detachment, which is another form of agony, or living in some dreamy ivory tower of ideology. Aloneness is something quite different." J. Krishnamurti. 'Freedom from the Known.'