Thirdeyemom

The Solitude of the mountains

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. -Tennessee Williams

There is something about the mountains that bring me peace. It is the only place on earth I can find true solitude.  I’m alone but not. It almost feels religious.

When I’m alone, I dream…..

On top of a volcano in Guatemala.

When there are others, I try to stay back and let them enjoy their own solitude..

A man on top of a tea house in remote Nepal regarding the mountains.

A park warden watching the five hour ascent up the steep mountainside.

An unknown couple pondering at the magical beauty of Iceland.

And in some cases, I must invade quietly on others solitude to find some of my own..

In the French Alps, the only place to get a cell phone signal was literally at the edge of a cliff. I waited my turn.

Phone call with a view. Calling home.

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary. To see more posts, click here.

44 comments

    • Oh I didn’t hike in sandals!!! I just wore them on the short walk to the edge of the cliff to make my phone call. I wore my good old sturdy hiking boots all day and put the sandals on at the refuge. The walk to get the cell phone reception was only a shot distance. Good point though! 🙂

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  8. Awesome shots… I can see why you love mountains so much. The first time I saw large mountains was the Alps and I just stared at them in awe! I had never seen anything so large and it was impressive.

  9. Beautiful photos! You realise how immense the mountains are by the scale of the people in them. Fantastic. And I also love the quote by Tennessee Williams. Thanks for sharing.

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