Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

On Solitude: A Spoonful of Peanut Butter June 30, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 9:35 pm

Though they may bring sadness, loneliness and solitude are one in the same. Yet I know what follows is joy.

Wiley's Wisdom

I am a believer in the theory that sometimes (but not always) less is more. This is why I can say with absolute certainty what I’m about to say. Solitude sucks. I know I have previously commented on silence and my loathing of the communication gap between canines and their people, but solitude is far worse a reality than silence.

While I tend to agree with the majority of what transcendentalist thinker Henry David Thoreau had to say, I have found my exception to the rule.

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude,” Thoreau suggested. It is at this point that I take my turn away from the Thoreau way of thought. I would much rather be silent amidst a gaggle of loved ones than at a fabulously orchestrated event all by my lonesome.

I think it is true of most dogs who have an unbreakable…

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