It is not the desert island…
” It is not the desert island nor the stony wilderness that cuts you from the people you love.
It is the wilderness in the mind, the desert wastes in the heart
through which one wanders lost and a stranger.
When one is a stranger to oneself then one is out of touch with oneself,
then one cannot touch others….
Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others,
I am beginning to discover.
And, for me, the core, the inner spring,
can best be refound through solitude.”
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea