Reena’s Exploration Challenge #126 – Isolation


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.


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13 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #126 – Isolation

  1. Sadje says:

    It’s okay as far as it is voluntary. 👍

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    I could well relate to the line
    “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.”
    Stocking up may be good, if movement stops. We check the packaging of online deliveries, and throw out the carry-bags. Not sure if it really helps.

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Michale explores Isolation…. for Exploration Challenge #126

  4. I do so understand what you’re saying. Though I live in a town, it’s a small town and my place is tucked away, almost all on its own. And what is it with toilet paper? Everywhere, everyone panic buying. Have I missed something? Do the symptoms include diarrhoea? Cos I see empty shelves where the toilet paper should be…. yet boxes of tissues blissfully sitting like shrinking violets awaiting their turn to dance.

    • Tissues are gone here, too. It’s psychological. People need control. The only piece of this they can control is buying things. And when 5 people bought toilet paper, the other 20 who passed them in the store thought they needed it, too. The next people noticed there wasn’t much on the shelf and decided they’d really hate to not be able to but toilet paper when they need it, so they hoarded.

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