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Journal of a Solitude by May Sarton
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It was the first paragraph, included in a review, that made me go and order the book:

"I am here alone for the first time in weeks to take up my 'real' life again at last. That is what is strange—that friends, even passionate love,are not my real life, unless there is time alone in which to explore what is happening or what has happened... I hope to break through into the rough, rocky depths, to the matrix itself."

From this journal, there is so much that i marked. Sarton observes her own solitude, the change in seasons and moods, internal and external.

A central thought of Sarton's journal: that being in a difficult place is maybe part of being a poet or writer, or just anyone who is open to the world.

PS: a more detailed note with more quotes and references to related books is up in my blog: http://virtual-notes.blogspot.de/2012...
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