Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Solitude and nature... Solitude e natureza...




 




The solitude and tranquility that I enjoy in my garden and at the beach near my house not only allows me to think, it allows me to dream.
A solitude e tranquilidade que eu desfruto em meu jardim e na praia perto da minha casa não me permite pensar, mas também me permite sonhar.
 

Often "solitude" is associated with "loneliness", to express the painful of being alone, a negative state. But "solitude" can be a positive state, it is where we are perfectly happy to be by ourselves. "Solitude" can also provide to us peace, tranquility, reflection and inspiration. Often we feel this special moment when we're alone connected with nature.
For the writer Henry David Thoreau, the author of "Walden or, Life in the Woods, 1854", "solitude" was the ultimate means to reach a point of reintegration of oneself.  What Thoreau means by “solitude,” is not "loneliness" or "isolation", but rather self-communion and introspection.
 
"Solitude" é um estado de privacidade de uma pessoa, não significando propriamente o estado de "solidão", com o sentido de "isolamento", de tristeza por estar sozinho. 
"Solitude" pode nos propiciar paz, tranquilidade, reflexão e inspiração. Muitas vezes sentimos este momento especial quando estamos sozinhos nos conectando com a natureza.
Para o escritor Henry David Thoreau, que escreveu "Walden, ou A Vida nos Bosques, 1854", "solitude" pode ser um caminho para alcançar a reintegração consigo mesmo. "Solitude" para Thoreau não significa "solidão" no sentido de tristeza ou "isolamento", mas auto-conhecimento e introspecção. 

 

12 comments:

  1. A solitude nos faz bem e todos temos que ter o direito de desfrutá-la;é completamente diversa da solidão! Lindas fotos!Adorei a do banco...Lugar lindo pra refletir, meditar... beijos, chica

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  2. Beautiful! I love solitude at times, and it's something I never feel when I'm visiting New York City.

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  3. Your photos are so lovely. I love my "Me" time, my solitude times....it's a time when I pray...when I just BE...I think we all need our alone time.

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  4. Very peaceful and quiet. And relaxing.... we all need that special time to sink into calm thoughts and meditations.

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  5. We all need a little solitude in nature. Good for the soul and the heart.

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  6. Wow, what an incredible back yard! I love the sky in your last photo.

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  7. Very peaceful. I've been thinking a lot about you lately -- Brasil is in the news every day. But here's the thing about the news, or our news, anyway: They have a tendency to make everything sound worse than it is. I hope you're well and safe.

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  8. Love seeing your world there. So beautiful and tranquil. Yes to solitude.

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  9. Beautiful post today - for the most part I love my solitude ... and then once in awhile or more than that - quite often, the discontent voice of the ego comes along to tell me i'm lonely and should be sad that i have not made more friends in life because I wanted my space. I try to quickly shut it up and get back to enjoying solitude and nature. Have a beautiful day in your solitude. I love where you live. I've often thought of becoming an ex-pat and moving to another country - mainly south or central america.

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  10. So peaceful. I love solitude... :) You live in a beautiful place, Sonia!

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  11. Very nice and peaceful views, Sonia. You live in such a wonderful place!
    Happy Thursday!

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  12. You have a lovely area to explore and connect with nature. Beautiful pictures!

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