What Solitude Teaches

The difference between alone and lonely

The delights of inner dialogue

Where to find your angle of repose

How to listen into silence

And hear the Spirit speak

A quiet kind of courage

The joy of uninterrupted reading

Or using up all the hot water

The pleasures of puttering

The comforts of quietness

The shape of your own desires

The pleasure of not performing

Trust in God's presence

when it looks like absence

(Marilyn Chandler McEntyre)