Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
No man ever will unfold the capacities of his own intellect who does not at least chequer his life with solitude.
Thomas De Quincey
Some moments can only be truly experienced and enjoyed if you're alone - when you can forget about anyone else's expectations and needs and just revel in the moment of being you. Whether it's daydreaming on a bench, enjoying the beauty of a winter's day beneath a tree, losing yourself in works of art, or trying to capture that elusive photograph you've been after - it's good to take time-out from the rest of the world... The people in these photos would no doubt agree with me, unfortunately for them they of course had me stalking them with my camera :O)