Sometimes you need time for yourself, even if you are surrounded by others. Currently I am going to medical gymnastics (some nasty headaches in the past which bother me and affect my vertebrae) and my physician asked me if I could find in my busy life two or three minutes just for me. I was surprised and I asked why? He told me: maybe it is time for you to listen to your body, to take some minutes to feel your breath, to relax and to let your body be the star. He surprised me, but I kow he is right, so starting today I will plan my moments of solitude as I plan almost everything in my life (even if I am a big fan of surprises!).
"A story is not like a road to follow … it's more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you."
by Alice Munro