Thursday, August 26, 2010

How to be Alone

A few weeks ago Clare posted an amazing video, How to be Alone, on her blog.  In random moments I find myself thinking about it, how beautiful it was and how proud I am to say that I've managed to accomplish most of the suggestions found in it.



Don't get me wrong, I love being with people.  I enjoy meeting people and the conversations you have with people you've known for years and those you have with people you meet in line at the grocery store.  But there are times when being alone is a glorious gift.  I still need to work up the courage to go dancing alone, but it doesn't sound completely impossible after watching this a few time.

Do you enjoy alone time?  Have you ever dared the movie theatre on your own?  A cafe?



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16 comments:

Diana Joy said...

I enjoyed the youtube video How To Be Alone. Thanks for sharing. I'm married but do movies alone. Some never learn that to be alone is not always being lonely. I like alone time; sometimes.

R Montalban said...

My sister does it quite a lot as she is not married and doesn't have kids and I know it is something she really enjoys.

Nicole said...

There are days where I long for alone time!

gibknitty said...

i saw the "alone" video a couple of weeks ago and thought about posting it. i am glad you shared it--it's really beautiful!

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Jamie-
I'm glad you posted this...I saw it on Clare's blog, but didn't watch it....it was like a 2nd chance or a hint that I should.
I live alone, but I'm not lonely. I enjoy people, but do not shy away from alone time...it offers many gifts. Movie, cafe, library...haven't been dancing yet, but there's still time.
Hope your alone time is happy time too.
Susan

Suki said...

being alone can feel wonderful.

Corinne said...

What a beautiful video :)

Gilding Lilies said...

I love being alone, and I loved the video too. It was really beautiful.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I am an only child, work alone, turn off the radio when I get in the car, and tend to be a homebody. The key to it my happiness is to be alone without being lonely. I am quite content with the thoughts in my head. :)

bicocacolors said...

hi Jamie,
the video "How To Be Alone"...
...is G E N I A L !!!.
Have a nice day

Leah said...

I actually first saw the Alone video during a weekend when I went away all by myself sans enfants. Love it! I love my family, but I miss generous allotments of alone time.

R Montalban said...

a wee something for you over at my place

http://rmontalban.blogspot.com/2010/08/tantrums.html#comments

cindy said...

my mother was very good at working quietly alone and i've learned from her. but, i think i can only do it knowing scott will be home at the end of the day. i have a hard time going out by myself and feel a bit lost on my own, but i will do it. i loved the video. enjoy your weekend!

Becky said...

I spend more time alone than with people and it suits me just fine. that is what I like. I grew up on a large farm, with no neighborhood of other kids to play with, so my imagination was lively and my "go-to" spot for entertainment. I had no children either and I think that makes a huge difference. so yeah, I'm alone but never ever lonely.

justinegordon said...

just watched the video, it's so good and so true. I am a loner and sometimes I forget it's ok to be one.

ELK said...

i saw this video on another blog and was struck by it..i am enjoying your space here

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