Monday, May 26, 2008

Day 147 - Monday 26th May

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth” - Mitsugi Saotome (b. 1937), Aikido instructor, author

This is a very true prompt. Life would be very be lonely without anyone to share it with – the highs and the lows, the laughter and the tears, our achievements and successes. I get lonely very quickly and would much rather be with people than be by myself. If I am by myself I tend to talk to myself as the quiet can be deafening – I have even found myself answering myself back – quite worrying really! At least I haven’t started doing this in public yet.
I can never sit in total silence. I always have to have the radio or music on for some background noise. If I could I would wear headphones at work so I could work whilst listening to music. That way it feels like I am sharing my day with someone – even if they do not know about it!

8 comments:

Mary B said...

Nice relaxed photo and I like your journaling for today although I am the opposite as far as noise is concerned.

knitkath said...

Lovely photo! And good journalling, though sometimes a bit of quiet is good!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great journalling and a fab photo

willowthewysp said...

Love the photo of you today!
Great journalling too, although i am the opposite!
xx

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Lovely photo today. I actually don't like music very much but don't like silence either !! Only happy with people around and in cyberland too:D

Shirley said...

Love your photo Claire you look really chilled out.
Great jouranlling, I need the company of others but appreciate my own space too sometimes :-)

Kay said...

You look at peace with your self here Claire, even if you need noise for peace, that seems to work well for you.

Krystyna said...

you look so peaceful wrapped up in your music