I live in a rural part of the country where isolation is easy to come by and one that is readily chosen over the crowded city.
I do go to the city, it’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.
Where I live, my house sits on the edge of a flood plain, I have what I consider an ‘ocean view’ as I look out across fields rich in crops at this time of the year.
In this present time of rampant virus’, there’s an advantage in living where I do. I can shun society if I need to, though I do still need to go to the shops, which I did early this morning to stock up on all things necessary, bar toilet paper of course.
I like my own company a lot of the time, though I do find like company very rewarding, especially when it’s as enjoyable as I find it these days.
Having children ensures you can never live an isolated lifestyle, yesterday a sick grandson came for the day, and it’s good to know my kids can call on me when the time comes, and they need my help.
Years ago, I read that, ‘no man is an island’, and John Donne’s words are true today. We need other people from time to time, but occasionally being alone is ok too.