Quote collector I, I found this today and it has me thinking:
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
My first thought was huh? Then I looked up a broader definition of religion.
The World English Dictionary defines religion as:
- 1. belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny
- 2. any formal or institutionalized expression of such belief: the Christian religion
- 3. the attitude and feeling of one who believes in a transcendent controlling power or powers
- 4. chiefly RC Church the way of life determined by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience entered upon by monks, friars, and nuns: to enter religion
- 5. something of overwhelming importance to a person: football is his religion
- 6. archaic a. the practice of sacred ritual observances b. sacred rites and ceremonies
Is it 1, 3, 5, or 6? I see a little of each when I think about Huxley’s quote. Writers have powerful and original minds. It’s no small feat to pull a world out of the depths of your imagination. I’m wondering if all writers feel this way about solitude. There are times when I am so thoroughly in my head, I have to remember to come out for the people in my life.
Occasionally I find myself with very little to say in social situations and I don’t know why. I don’t like that either. It’s noticeable. My husband has even commented on this recently. He says he worries about me becoming a “crazy cat lady”. (I don’t own that picture. It belongs to Matt Groening. His cat lady has gone so batty she doesn’t even speak anymore. She blargs. lol Thanks for giving my husband a visual, Matt.)
How do you feel about solitude?
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“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.”
~ Samuel Lover
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Thought provoking post.
I subscribe to the “Variety is the Spice of Life” school. I worry sometimes about getting in a rut and then I try to make what I hope is a change, however small. Someone I haven’t called in a while, E.G.