coldturkey

At times writing is effortless. Other times nightmarish. But it's always therapeutic.

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Hold on right there, baby! There is absolutely nothing wrong with the bloke. He is just alone. I have written about loners a while back here and will again today. I strongly believe that great creativity is to be found in 2 ways of living; 1. Being a loner and 2. Not wearing clothes.

Clothes are a form of distraction and inhibition to great exploitation of the full capabilities of the human body and mind. Originally meant to cover the human body from extreme weather conditions, I believe, the cleverest among those first humans, and the most given to being merchants, added new elements to basic garments, e.g. shiny objects. The disposition of a man or woman is such that we want to be different and better than others.

It was only natural, then, that garments with new elements would be admired by those who did not have such, and that among those have-nots, would be some willing to acquire the different garments. This had to be at a legal cost, a need which created commerce and with commerce comes competition. Fashion is then born, clothes are emphasized as a mark of rank, careers, class, wealth etc. and many forefathers later, here I’m blogging in a laFuma jacket, a pair of Diesel jeans and unequally low price pair of socks [50 usd cents, to be precise]. This post thus becomes quite removed from what best I believe I would produce if my state of mind was not corrupted by the covers I now find thrust upon me.

Alright, I will expound on this in another post…and I’m all cool in the head. It’s just convictions. I set out to write about loners and share a few lines I found on the web as I munched waffles.

Loners, if you catch them, are well worth the trouble. Not dulled by excess human contact, nor blasé or focused on your crotch while jabbering about themselves, loners are curious, vigilant, full of surprises. They do not cling. Separate wherever they go, awake or asleep, they shimmer with the iridescence of hidden things seldom seen. ––Anneli Rufus, Party of One: The Loners’ Manifesto

Anneli may have taken it far into exaggerated glorification but solitude is a most welcome gem. Loners have always found themselves behind the shield as nonloners beat it with shouts of lonely! Crazy! Proud! Depressed! Timid! Shy! Selfish! Incapable of love! Serial Killer! Vampire!

They have thus set out to make it known that it’s only a way of life which they hold dear. They find life’s best moments, not in the banter of the crowd but in the quietness of themselves even in the midst of the crowd. They smell the wind and take time to listen and separate that smell into shades of what it actually is. That is, they go beyond the shallow because their thought processes have time to roam without being caused to process the next person’s verbal opinions. They have a sense of humour and for the record, nothing of elementary kind.

You think that I am impoverishing myself withdrawing from men, but in my solitude I have woven for myself a silken web or chrysalis, and, nymph-like, shall ere long burst forth a more perfect creature… –Henry David Thoreau, journal, February 8, 1857

The word alone should not ring cold and hollow, but hot. Pulsing with potentiality. Alone as in distinct. Alone as in, Alone in his field. As in, Stand alone. This word wants rescuing, this word wants pride. This word wants to be washed and shined. – ditto

Thinking of God, He will make much more sense to you when you contemplate Him alone in your mind. His reality becomes clearer when you very quietly listen to God. It’s a way He recommends since He is not an attainable subject for the intellect. This however doesn’t mean His true manifestations is only to loners or in solitude, only that in silence, He is loud.

True, a person ought to set time to interact with others as there is much to observe and learn from other people, through eyes or ears. That person will however raise a finger and ask you to stop it right there, when he/she feels that the time to be in ‘open’ fields is up.

Photo credit: cartoonstock.com

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Written by coldturkey

August 24, 2011 at 12:24 AM

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  1. Solitude has such a beautiful way of soothing the senses, I usually find myself revelling in it from time to time…

    So, are you a loner? 🙂

    Nyambura

    August 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM

  2. Where do you get this stuff.Nice stuff.

    sketchyart

    August 25, 2011 at 11:16 AM

  3. @Nyambura. I’m now convinced I am. Though from time to time I pull my fingers off that jar and go for movies with more than myself.
    @Kevin. Cheers man, it come when you start running business. :0 You know what I’m saying.

    coldturkey

    August 25, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    • One thing I looove about loners is that they are the most observant people I know…hence if you want an interesting, let’s-talk-about-everything-and-nothing convo, chilling out with a loner is your best bet…

      Nyambura

      September 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM

  4. I agree with you when you say, “Thinking of God, He will make much more sense to you when you contemplate Him alone in your mind. His reality becomes clearer when you very quietly listen to God” for I guess that is why He tells us to, “Be still and know”.

    I know that this type of knowing stillness cannot be attained unless one often shuts out the hullabaloo of life and retreats into the company of their solitude.

    Miriam

    September 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM

  5. Btw, recently I have started to find that enjoying solitude might not be such a good thing after all…when you do find someone who wants to hang around you, ..alot..you begin to crave to be left alone with such valor you even want to literally push that person out the door…so watch out oh yee,solitude loving folks…watchout.

    yella soul

    October 4, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    • Ha! i know what’s happening – you’re falling in love. Kidding. Sure thing, a balance is the best

      coldturkey

      October 8, 2011 at 10:11 PM

  6. The only person I can talk/listen to from Nakuru to Nairobi is a loner! Very interesting. Never have had a ‘what to talk about moment’

    farmgal

    October 9, 2011 at 12:50 AM


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