It is an hour-walk from his hut. But every morning after a cup of chai and a piece of roti, he will walk to the side of the river to soak his towel and pat his face with the cold water flowing from the mountains. He whispers his morning prayer, undisturbed by the tourists, vendors, schoolchildren and delivery trucks passing by the nearby highway. He communes with this grand creation, of which he is a part of, in his own way.
Solitude is not just the state of being alone. I believe that solitude is the state when you focus your everything to achieve a goal despite the distractions around you. You are not alone; you are engaged with a book, an idea, an activity or an aspiration. Like this man on the photo, he is in communion with nature in his solitary way.
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