Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Rainer Maria Rilke

I don’t know that I could find a quote that better explains my marriage. We are a pair humans who absolutely love our solitude. We really don’t require much as lovers of solitude but we do have our own desires. I don’t think I ever realized how much better my life is when I have solitude. And I don’t think I could understand my husband’s need for solitude until I understood my own need. We will reach our 10 year marriage in Sept and all I can say is that the first ten years has mostly been us learning to trust ourselves and learning to create and support healthy environments throughout our entire lives, not just at home. That’s just a brief reaction to this quote. I think a lot more could be said here so maybe I’ll return to it in the future.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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