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It’s cloudy,

I climb onto grey rocks,

Look out where river meets sea,

Rolling, rough, powerful waters.

Walking along the breakwater

To the end.

Where:

There is only

Clouds & sea, & me.

Connected.

Shafts of light

Slices through the clouds

Plunging into the water.

Stirring rolling tides of happiness.

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“I’m not going!”

Wherever they were going, I didn’t want to.

(or I liked being alone.)

“We have to go! You’ll have to stay here all alone if you don’t come.”

“OK.”

No, no, no - it wasn't like this at all ...

…  they left. I managed. In fact relished my time alone.

Kindergarten* kid comfortable with – loving – solitude and space.

Notes.

* I think I was in kindergarten but it was certainly before primary school. Whatever the case, reading this – Leaving your child at home – might make you wonder. It made me wonder about just what sort of society we have become.  … but the world is a very different place now and, anyway, I could tick off most of the checklist listed under “Am I sure my child knows the important information”.

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