It is interesting that Whitehead should regard the human experience of longing and searching, which leads to solitariness
, as the fundamental context in which religion can emerge.
Donald Winnicott also talks about solitariness
of the individual being part of culture and religion, not to mention an intrinsic part of psychoanalysis.
without a friend a lover near" and brings away a twig from the tree, a "curious token," as a symbol of "manly love." Orr's scene likewise juxtaposes the isolation of the live-oak with the companionship of two, presumably male, horsemen, thus offering a tempting invitation to read the Harper's illustration as a possible source for Whitman's memorable meditation on solitariness
(30) Presence and company, alongside absence and solitude, and easeful range of reference are coming together here in Baxter's distinct articulation, but this is itself an expression of 'shared' solitude: the paradox emphasises both the solitariness
of the poet (like Wordsworth looking on the Highland girl) and the community of others--friends, but also family, tribal, national, or simply human characters of all kinds, from rabbiters to poets.
She had to deal with her solitariness
in a turbulent and uncivilized Tuscaloosa amidst worries about holding the affection of John Gayle.
Rather than being a symbol of darkness, solitariness
, and aridness, the Arab desert is pictured as a populated place, one alive with its people and vegetation (e.g., "date palms").
The first concerns solitariness
. I do not think that his theory supports notions of individuality characteristic of modernity.
underscored a sense of both social and family solitariness
in their new communities.
CD Robert Hass makes the point in the same essay I mentionedabove that James's loneliness was actually less about lonelinessper se than what he called "the "solitariness
of being, ofbeings going about their business," like the red-tailed hawk, forinstance, "searching for home." But he did admit hisloneliness to you in a way, it seems, by writing about the"solitariness
of being" he observed in things both animateand inanimate, which I don't think meant he didn't needyour company.
While De Mille's text defines as "real" the masculinized activities of "shooting, fishing, [and] hunting," there is a corresponding zeal for the less active pursuits of "drifting" and "landing," suggesting that in nineteenth-century texts, inactivity is as essential as activity, solitariness
as desirable as those adventures "made in company with ...
She quotes a letter written shortly after his engagement to Clover in which he describes how he will "improve" her and paints a clear picture of his workaholic personality, his "pervasive solitariness
," his "brooding insistence on failure," as well as his fascination with younger and more beautiful women.