Tue Nov 16th 1971
O n   S o l i t u d e
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A teen reflection
by   Jerral Sapienza

	Solitude is the Wine of Life:
	an expensive delicacy,

	but well worth it.
When I was in high school, I lived in the same room with my brother who was two years older than I. It seemed that regardless of how I tried, I could never get enough solitude because my brother was in and out of our room constantly, and there wasn't any other place to go which was as quiet.

Funny thing, that in my later years in life (I write this now more than 30 years later) I would still say that the essence of this tiny little message from me at age 15 resonates as something of a truth to me now.

There have been times, however, when I remember smiling to myself and saying boldly to that 15-yo Jerral: "Hey, Jerral, if Solitude is the Wine of Life, then I must be downright DRUNK!!"


    Ed:Aug,'02     :-)

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