What should young people do with their lives today? The most daring thing is to create stable communities in which loneliness can be cured.

-Kurt Vonnegut-

How can we be alone without feeling lonely? Are there acceptable places where we can start to embrace being alone? Why does society fear those who are alone? Today’s Daily Dose shared by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman helps us unlock the hidden power behind loneliness.

Tanya Davis, a Halifax Poet Laureate and musician, wrote the poem which she brings to life in this short clip. Encouraging us to step into being alone in the accepted places first; the bath, library, and the gym. Things we may have previously avoided can open to us by embracing being alone. Check out her awesome creation here.

If you want to learn more about Tanya, her wonderful performances and music, connect to her website and many YouTube clips. Her poem has also been made into an illustrated book, find it here.  Andrea Dorfman’s stunning art and animations can be found via her site and channel as well.

Many thanks to these two artists and the beautiful work they have created together. Hope you enjoy this exploration into the healing power of loneliness.

Have a great weekend and Stay Wise!

 

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