“Solitude can be a good thing sometimes, when you require quiet time to catch up on your thoughts and sort them, like sugar being sifted through a sieve. There’s a difference between solitude and being lonely though. The first one depicts self-sufficiency as you set out along your own path without company. The other denotes a variety of emotions, all of them bordering on insecurity, pain, unease, perhaps even fear.”

-Lorena Foreman and Carol Weekes – The Lonely Place (Canadian Tales of the Fantastic)

Quote – Solitude Versus Loneliness

“When we break up with a lover, watch the death of a loved one, or find ourselves suddenly without a job to pay the mortgage, we seek that lonely place to try to gather our thoughts. It is in such places, where our fears reign paramount; where we speak and pray aloud; where we ask ‘why’ and seek answers, that we discover ourselves. Our strengths, our weaknesses.”

-Lorena Foreman and Carol Weekes – The Lonely Place (Canadian Tales of the Fantastic)

Quote – the Lonely Place to Ask ‘Why’ and Discover Ourselves