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  • caracals
  • cats
  • chickadees (black-capped, mountain)
  • cougars
  • dogs
  • ducks
  • elephants
  • foxes
  • giraffes
  • macaws
  • meerkats
  • otters
  • owls (tawny, barn)
  • polar bears
  • rabbits
  • ring-tailed lemurs
  • snow leopards
feb 22 2015 ∞
jul 30 2022 +
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  • Drop in the Ocean by Michelle Branch
  • Flora's Secret by Enya
  • I Love You by Sarah McLachlan
  • The Memory of Trees by Enya
  • Song For a Winter's Night by Sarah McLachlan
  • Wild Child by Enya
  • Windsong by John Denver
sep 14 2022 ∞
sep 16 2022 +
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  • a scenic drive when I'm a passenger in the vehicle
  • animals
  • flowers around the house
  • fresh warm rolls with butter
  • going to the symphony
  • lovely little gardens
  • museums
  • pancakes with maple syrup
  • peach lemonade
  • rainy nights
  • reading and really getting into the story
  • solitary walks at pretty parks with lots of trees
  • strawberries
  • train rides
  • trees
  • watching distant lightning at night
  • watching the little brown rabbits on the lawn
oct 25 2014 ∞
aug 22 2022 +
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  • It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - which ever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it. (Sylvia Plath)
  • My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude. (Albert Einstein)
  • Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. (May Sarton)
  • Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and borin...
may 6 2015 ∞
feb 23 2022 +
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  • rainfall
  • the wind
  • the rumbling of thunder
  • crackling firewood
  • sleet pecking on the windows
  • the babbling or rushing of brooks, rivers, and waterfalls
  • the hooting of most owls
  • the wind blowing through trees
  • leaves rustling in the wind
  • a fan
  • the soft, gentle sounds a turkey hen makes
  • the violin and cello
  • certain men's speaking voices
  • the fluttery feather sound of a flock of birds taking flight at once
  • silence
jan 15 2019 ∞
jul 30 2022 +
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  • happy dogs
  • christmas decorations
  • a clean, uncluttered, comfortable room
  • solitude
  • red, orange, yellow, and gold autumn trees
  • getting lost in a daydream
  • quiet, peaceful early mornings
  • taking a walk
sep 13 2022 ∞
sep 19 2022 +
jul 31 2022 ∞
aug 4 2022 +