Solo.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I spent much of yesterday alone, an experience which, after the holidays and a summer and fall of near-constant activity, felt foreign to me. I did mountains of laundry, wrote for an hour or two, shopped for plants, shivered in the cold. I felt alone, but not lonely. The world seemed quiet, but not dead. 

These photos by Martin Vlach capture moments like this perfectly. 


Visit Vlach's website, here. Thanks, My Modern Met.

(Further viewing & reading: "lonely and/or alone men," my friend Samm Blake's Waiting for the What series, and thoughts on solitude as a type of wilderness.)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really love these images. I've been thinking a lot about solitude myself and these photographs are a perfect expression of that. All that welcome emptiness.

Sarah Noel said...

These are gorgeous. I love alone time. :)

Joy said...

These are beautiful. I know exactly what you mean about feeling that way after the holidays!

Loulou said...

Gasp ... they are stunning. And now you've reminded me that I have a mountain of laundry to do! xo

Akiko said...

Sounds like a nice day. I've had those days a lot. The images are touching too. Hope all is good with you and all the best this year, shoko :) xo akiko
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Ione said...

beautifully said.

Shoko said...

Anonymous, I love the idea of welcome emptiness!

Wren said...

These are amazing. I love the one with whale clouds. Where do you find all this cool stuff?! :)

Nicole said...

I've never been good at being alone, but these images make it look much more appealing. I could get lost in these photos.

girlseeksplace said...

I spend too much time solo, especially living in a city where I know a decent number of people. My wishes to hang out with friends go unfulfilled. It makes me want to return to my parents' home because at least there's someone to talk to.

Kathy said...

I almost feel like I'm intruding when I look at these photos.

After a busy November and December, I almost feel like January has been one large (and welcome!) exhale.

Shoko said...

Wren, lots and lots of looking :)

Kathy, I hear you. Me, too!

Hena Tayeb said...

gorgeous. especially the last one

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