Tao Writer On Friendship And Solitude

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) 

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) 

I do not have many friends because friendship requires a lot of time and for me, time is a premium commodity in rather short supply these days. I do not have the energy and time necessary to have and develop more new friendships. “To have a friend takes time,” said Georgia O'Keeffe.

I find solitude is my best friend. We never argue or disagree. I do not have to plan lunch or dinner dates for us to be together, and she is completely understanding when I choose not to engage in activities I no longer wish to partake in. We share naps, food, books, music, movies, and life together. She is as comfortable with me as I am with her. My time in this world is shrinking. The same can be said for the number of my friends, many have already died, but my friend solitude will be with me till my own death. Some may think this is the easy way out, not having to engage with the world through others, and I am okay that thinking. In the end the fact that solitude and I cherish our remaining time together is all that matters.

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🎂 Hazel L Phillips (January 06, 1926 - July 12, 2012) Happy Birthday Mom. My first, longest, and best friend, always🌹