This past Friday we were challenged to find a way to show solitude. In her challenge, Jen H. stated, “Unplugging is good…” I wholeheartedly agree. A great way to unplug and find solitude is to go where you can’t hear the 21st Century.
I was making the trip from Palm Desert to Hemet over the Palms to Pines Highway (California State Route 74) and stopped off at a scenic overlook to snap a few photos. As I walked down to the overlook I realized there was no one else around. Not even birds or small animals. It was in the afternoon and it was quite warm even for April. With very little traffic on the roadway it was very quiet. So quiet that it struck me that I didn’t hear anything. Silence… I spent a few minutes taking in the solitude and it made me realize that life is just too noisy.