Close to a month ago from this posting, I graduated from college. I donned a black cap and gown and joined hundreds of fellow graduates marching into a spacious arena on campus to collectively bid farewell to our undergraduate lives.
The experience of solitude gets a bad rap. Perhaps it is because it bears the same first few letters as the term "solitary confinement", or maybe most people simply equate it with loneliness. Either way, we impose limitations upon this term by only thinking of it in those ways.