I am loving the WordPress Photography 101 course. My favorite part is how I am challenged to represent the word we are given each day. Today’s word is “solitude.” I saw a blog this morning which reminded me that I had some clay bowls that I had thrown in pottery class back in the late 80’s. So I pulled out the bowls and I admired them for their hardness, their irregularities, and their functionality. I love it when an idea takes physical form and now it’s there to be seen and used nearly 25 years later.
Solitude is an empty bowl for one. To me that captures both it’s reverence and it’s anticipation of a meal to be had and possibly shared.
I had fun pulling out these bowls and reflecting back to when I made them and how they have lasted through many bowls of cereal and salads and such. I also realize that a meal shared is a whole different experience than one enjoyed while solo. May we embrace the gift of solitude and yet yet not get too much of it.
What image captures solitude to you?