solitary March 31, 2012
Sophia is on a solitary swing at night
Sophia "Solitary" (drawing by David Hayward)

This drawing is one of my first Sophias. I remember the feelings I had when I was drawing it. There was something peaceful but at the same time foreboding about it. She looks confident. But at the same time she doesn’t look safe. There is something very vulnerable about her here.

It’s not that she’s naive. I think it’s that she doesn’t have a choice. She’s escaped her bondage and is all alone. She must take this journey. It is going to take her down treacherous paths. She has to trust.

So she’s stopped to catch her breath and enjoy a simple pleasure.

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  • what can i say… but i sorta know that feeling… thanks bro.

  • Carol

    The enjoyment of simple pleasures is one of the first and major keys to happiness that is lost in an entitlement society.

    Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies,those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.–John Milton

  • Helen

    Sophia and I are on the same path. She’s solitary – but she’s not alone.

  • Carol

    A human being is a part of the whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest–a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection
    for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty.
    ~Albert Einstein

    Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.
    – Albert Einstein, physicist