Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape.
Bell Hooks (via mishproductions)
Every so often a disappearance is in order. A vanishing. A checking out. An indeterminate period of unavailability. Each person, each sane person, maintains a refuge, or series of refuges, for this purpose. A place, or places, where they can, figuratively if not literally, suspend their membership in the human race.
John A. Murray (via learn-how-to-be-alone)
Korpiklaani, With Trees (via wood-is-good)