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Solitude (a thing apart from loneliness) defines, distills; is sought -- and priceless when attained; is never thrust on one. It lies beyond a journey, near or far; may bear a book; may wear a star; may sweep a flock of windy birds above the sound of surf below. It thrives on peace, yet answers well the challenges of sea and sky. Loneliness is a hollow mood. Fulfillment comes with solitude. 30--{et

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