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Photo Journal/Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Fats has just shared her Travel Theme (White) interpretation for this week, while I am up for the Weekly Photo Challenge (hosted by The Daily Post at WordPress) with a Solitary theme. I am unable to choose from among the many photographs that my husband and I have taken so I shall post a few here.

Solitary in Singapore

“Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.” 
― Roald Dahl

“Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.” 
― Khaled Hosseini

Solitary in Las Vegas

Photo taken by my husband near the Harley Davidson restaurant in Las Vegas

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” 
― Michel de MontaigneThe Complete Essays

Solitary in San Francisco

Taken at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco by my husband. I love how this bird is solitary amidst all the sealions.

“We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.” 
― Hermann Hesse

I’ve used this photo quite a number of times, but it remains one of my favorites. I call this my “Huldra in the Woods” moment – photo taken by my husband – Land’s End, San Francisco

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” 
― Albert Camus

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

21 comments on “Photo Journal/Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  1. Superb images! Perfect for the theme. Nice job.


  2. Beautiful photos! And baby Myka! She should seriously stop growing! Haha. So cute! =)


  3. oh thank you for MONTAIGNE! one of my favorite writers, maybe one of the first bloggers – with a personal attitude – not common in those times …


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  6. that is such a gorgeous image of you taken by your husband…and I really love that lone seagull


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  11. Lovely shots! But I agree with Jo, that is a particularly beautiful shot of you 🙂


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  14. Great shots… is that one of you? Beautiful… 😉


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