According to Merriam-Webster, it means the quality or state of being alone or remote from the society.
I believe everyone needs his/her moment of solitude once in awhile. You will be lying if you say you don’t, especially in today’s world where things move at incredibly fast pace and where ‘stress’ is a term you can easily find in daily conversations.
I do enjoy being alone once in awhile to just put my mind to rest, to just do some activities that don’t require my brain to work hard, to just close my eyes and enjoy some soft music (Emi Fujita and instrumental are my best friends in times like this :D)
When I had the chance to visit Perth in April this year, I finally understand why people enjoy living in this land down under. I visited Adelaide back in 1997 when I was 11 and I have seen how laid back they could be, but I was very young then so I guess I hadn’t really grasped the concept of it and it didn’t affect me so much. This time, I really felt it.
Stores close at 5 pm (the only ones open until 9pm near my friend’s house where I stay -in the suburb- are supermarkets). But wait, they do have late night shopping days too. Usually it’s Thursday in suburbs and Friday in town. When I asked Cimir how late is the “late night” during these days, she said “9pm”.
-________________- –> and this was my reaction. LOL! We are so used to late night shopping in Asia until midnight or even more.
Anyway, looking at the pictures below is giving me some serene and peaceful feelings (and I’m listening to Emi Fujita as I’m typing) in this hectic Monday. Erghh Monday after a long weekend is always extra blue.
Photos taken in Western Australia.