My Little Piece of Solitude in a Busy World

My Little Piece of Solitude in a Busy World

With life pulling us in so many directions at once, and expecting so much from us, it’s nice to take a few minutes and get away from it all. This little nook in a big waterfront park is just that place for me.

Looking out onto the Niagara River I find my inner peace. (Photo- Karen Hance)

Sitting by the water, I can ease my mind, let go of the day’s stresses and reflect on all that is good in my life. As I listen to the water lap against the rocks, I give thanks for all of my blessings.

I’m surrounded by beautiful plants and wild flowers. (Photo-Karen Hance)

Watching the boats and jet skis has always been an outlet for me. As I sit here listening to and watching the Gulls, Terns, Ducks and Cormorants, I find my troubles disappearing into the water. The mood is broken only for a moment as a passing train goes by. I am easily brought back into my moment of serenity as I take in all of the beautiful wild flowers along the shore.

My serenity is broken only for a moment as a train passes. (Photo- Karen Hance)

Sadly, this time must end and I must go back to my daily grind. I find it a little easier having had my moments of peace by the waters edge. I’d like to say I’m totally refreshed, but I’ll take it when and where I can get it.

The sun slowly sets over the Niagara River (Photo- Karen Hance)

As the sun begins to set over the river, I head home. I’d love to hear your methods of detaching from the hustle and bustle of life. If you like what you’re reading, please sign up to receive new posts right in your mailbox. Be sure to check out my other posts as well. Have a great day!



One Reply to “My Little Piece of Solitude in a Busy World”

  1. Water is always an amazing refresher for me, but I think the thing that gets me rested and ready for the day is my morning walk with Choppy. I try not to think about work or the day ahead, but just focus on starting the day well (and getting to enjoy a bit of nature before heading into the city for work).

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