"True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible... In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
As you wake up from a deep slumber, you think to yourself why is it that a lot of people tell you that one of the worst things in life is waking up alone.
Sometimes, solitude is an absolute delight. It’s okay to be social and friendly most of the time, but now and then you just want to have some time to yourself. And let’s not even get started on the whole concept of people dropping by...Show More Summary
I wasn't so sure I would appreciate a book called "How to Be Alone" – I love my solitude and hardly need lessons. It turns out, though, that Sara Maitland's book is filled with great insights and perspectives. Here are a few of my favorites. read more
A wall is more likely to keep out a saint than a villain. Comfort can be found in solitude but eventually you'll have a poor companion. Many who build walls don't realize they're in the bricks and mortar business. Walls can provide you with time to think while your adversaries search for ladders.
Being an introvert need not relegate you to a life of solitude. A vibrant social life that fits your personality and honors your brain chemistry is well within reach. These are the rules Tyler Tervooren follows, and they keep this sensitive...Show More Summary
Video: There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It’s an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it’s nearly as good as any feature. More »
Perhaps more than any other room in the house, the bathroom is a private retreat. It is a place where we perform important daily rituals and where we take the time to truly indulge ourselves with the wonderful luxury of solitude. The bathrooms collected here use their own design elements but have the luxury factor […]
Be too cool for school in this Superman Symbol Letterman Jacket. With this jacket you will look like you attend the University of Solitude learning how to fly and shoot X-ray vision from your eyes. This jacket is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester. It features the famous symbol for the House of El! […]
Nico's version of "These Days" is the perfect fall song. It's the kind of music best listened to in solitude, sipping tea and contemplating failure and the nagging sense of unspecific loss that accompanies the passage of time and the change to a chillier season. Read more...
“In the silence, there is solitude. In the solitude, there is silence. This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.” Don DeLillo, author of White Noise, “reviews“ Taylor Swift‘s white noise for The […]
"These days, you see a kid lying on his back and looking blank and you begin to wonder what’s wrong with him. There’s nothing wrong with him, except he’s thinking... He is trying to arrive at some conclusion about his thumb." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
Jon Hamm is all smiles while stepping out for “The Fortress Of Solitude” Opening Night Celebration held at The Public Theater on Wednesday evening (October 22) in New York City. The 43-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his wife Jennifer Westfeldt. “The Fortress of Solitude” is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn [...]
"It is heavenly to work until I am tired... [After dinner] I usually return to my solitude, happy to have been in good company, happy to leave it." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
Have we lost the ability to sit quietly, alone with our thoughts? Here's why we need to get that quietness back. Anyone born before 1985 is lucky. They have experienced life before and after the Internet. They remember what happened when their ride didn't show up, and when they had to kill three hours in an airport. Show More Summary
Sumiko Saulson is the author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, and Happiness and Other Diseases. Her blog, “Things That Go Bump in my Head,” focuses on horror writing, women in horror writing, African-Americans in horror writing, and other topics. Show More Summary
Hanging with people you love is awesome, but solitude is good for your well-being too. We partnered with Stayfree ® pads to encourage you to get comfy going it alone with these tips that help you take time out for yourself every day. Let's...Show More Summary
Amtrak named 24 writers who will receive an Amtrak Residency to write on board a train during a long-distance ride. Photo courtesy of Amtrak For some, writing is best tackled in solitude. For others, linguistic discoveries are best made...Show More Summary
Philadelphia-based Young Statues recorded their second full-length album, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, in self-imposed solitude in a studio in Athens, Georgia, free from distraction. This is their first full-length album as a quartet, following a self-titled 2011 LP, as well as the 2013 EP Age Isn’t Ours. The entirety of The Flatlands Are Your [...]
Mr. Harris tries to remind people in his new book that solitude in the digital age is important to find a sense of self.