A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Solitude is in the Present

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Empty Bench in Shennandoha National Park

Empty Bench in Shennandoha National Park

“Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.” Thomas Merton

As time has move on and my age has increased I joyfully welcome my times of solitude. We can create a place in our homes to sit in quiet solitude to start and end our days. With our busy and noisy world I also seek to find places outside the community of cities and towns. I can find these places in our parks, both local and national. To some this bench may seem lonely while shrouded by fog but it is offering rest to anyone who wishes to sit. 


Written by Monte Stevens

May 6, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Love it–the picture and my solitude!


    May 6, 2009 at 6:07 am

  2. ok. how come every time i search for something, I get your blog haha.


    December 20, 2010 at 12:12 am

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