Over 15 years ago, I took my first device-free, silent, solitude experience. 15 years and 100s of “solos” later, I can say the following with confidence: If I could give any bit of advice to my younger self, it would be to spend one or two Saturdays a month in device-free solitude (keywords: “device-free” and “solitude”).
Marvelous essay. Very human and very practical. The care in writing really shows; it made it very nourishing to read. Thanks.
As a former blogger, this really resonated. Great post Erik!
your best essay. ♥️
John Halpirn supports this idea from a different POV.
"Introverts of the world unite—but not for too long or with too many people!"
This blew my mind. Definitely gonna give it a try. I have questions though: do you think allowing myself a Kindle to read on, or a laptop to write, would count as a "solo"?
Enjoyed this. Thank you
Wonderful; I'll try it out :) thanks Erik!
+1 to Dan’s comment below. Thank you for planting seeds in my mind!