This might amuse some of you...or alternately relieve others as well... When I was at the height of acute psychiatric drug withdrawal hell I once hallucinated a green fairy princess flying through my living room...she scattered green sparkly glitter as she flew...I was tickled...a high moment in the midst of the heinousness. And just to be clear...I was well aware it was a hallucination...when one doesn't sleep for days and weeks and months, well, one does see things that aren't really there on occasion. Glad such things are several years in the past now. It does get better … [click on title to read more]
The wonders of solitude
There is no species of training I ever underwent to which I owe more than to the habit of regular periods of inner solitude. Solitary we must be in life's great hours of moral decision; solitary in pain and sorrow; solitary in old age and going forth to death. Fortunate the person who has learned what to do in solitude and brought himself to see what companionship he may discover in it - what fortitude, what content. By a great blessing I had an aptitude for these hours of quiet reflection and grew to love them… To be alone and still and thoughtful bestowed upon me the richest joy I knew and for this priceless cultivation I shall be thankful always ... [click on title to read more]
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