Therefore, dear friend, embrace your solitude and love it.
Endure the pain it causes and try to sing out with it. For those near to you are distant, you say.
That shows it is beginning to dawn around you; there is an expanse opening about you. And when your nearness becomes distant, then you have already expanded far: to being among the stars.
Your horizon has widened greatly.
Rejoice in your growth.
No one can join you in that.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
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Taken in Middleton Beach in Albany, WA, early on an overcast morning, using my Nikon D40