Mar 102013
 
Keeping my own company in Santa Fe

Keeping my own company in Santa Fe

There is something very special about traveling far away by myself. It gives me the chance to miss my sweetie, but also to not miss him while I go exploring according to my own whims. I discover things about myself that I didn’t know, or maybe had forgotten, when my pace and direction are purely selfish. There is something beautiful about eating alone in room full of partnered others, treating my book like a best friend with whom I’m proud to be seen. Every other solo person offers the potential for a moment of focused, authentic connection, if we’re both interested in that. Live music and a pretty drink aren’t a backdrop to conversation, so they get to hold their own meaning. Even being a little lonely is nice when you’re happy with where you are in that moment.

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