I am not sure which to address first, solitude or the pictures. Let’s talk pictures: I could not decide which one to post, so I posted both. The top one is the original, the lower one I edited on picnik.com. I think the first image represents solitude better. So, on to solitude, which is how I am feeling now (but as you read on, you will see it’s not a bad, sad thing :). Solitude can be a time to think, reflect, just enjoy quiet time- especially if life is good, and it is good at the moment (thank you).
solitude |ˈsäləˌt(y)oōd| noun the state or situation of being alone :
THE RIGHT WORD
Loneliness, which refers to a lack of companionship and is often associated with unhappiness, should not be confused with solitude, which is the state of being alone or cut off from all human contact
You can be in the midst of a crowd of people and still experience loneliness, but not solitude, since you are not physically alone.
Similarly, if you enjoy being alone, you can have solitude without loneliness.