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George Gordon Byron, a famous British poet said: “In solitude, where we are least alone.” Amelia Edith Barr, a British American novelist, wrote: “ Solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition.” All great men and women cherished and protected their solitude. It gave them time to create and to explore and know themselves.

 When I was a little girl, I used to be afraid of being alone. Now I can not imagine my life without moments of solitude. In fact, I am able to enjoy solitude and I am glad I`ve reached this point. Yesterday, I spent two hours alone in my room. I was thinking about the previous week and preparing myself mentally for the coming week. I was trying to accept the past and prepare for the future. Time, love, friendships, family, secrets, ambitions, goals were many things that were going through my head. My mind was wandering. When I came out, I felt strong and healed.  A quiet place is something everyone needs. My sanctuary is my room. It is my shelter from dangers and hardships of life which renews me for new challenges. I really enjoy knowing that I can be on my own. It is so satisfying and refreshing. That`s why I learned to celebrate me and to make time for myself.

Sometimes, we find ourselves depending on others for our happiness. But it is wrong. We have to find what makes us happy. In my opinion, everybody needs periods of solitude, although temperamentally we probably differ in the amount of solitude we need.  However, solitude is essential. It restores body and soul. In other words, it replenishes us.  

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