"They feel that they are never so fit for friendship as when they have quitted mankind and taken themselves to friend. A picture, a book, a favorite spot in the hills or the woods which they can people with the fair and worthy creation of the fancy, can give them often forms so vivid that these for the time shall seem real, and society the illusion."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, from “The Transcendentalist.”
He knows so much of my appetence to solitude and why it is so.
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