David Howell http://whqr.org en Fortress(es) of Solitude: Top 5 Things to do Alone in ILM http://whqr.org/post/fortresses-solitude-top-5-things-do-alone-ilm <p>From Thoreau&rsquo;s <em>Walking</em>: &ldquo;If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends,&nbsp;and never see them again; if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man; then you are ready for a walk.&rdquo; &nbsp;Amongst the various and complex themes imbedded here, the spirit of solitude in Thoreau&rsquo;s lines is what moves me. I don&rsquo;t literally want to leave my family and never return, but I do want to be alone every now and then&hellip; Who doesn&rsquo;t?</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 David Howell 21210 at http://whqr.org Fortress(es) of Solitude: Top 5 Things to do Alone in ILM