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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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On How to Be ALONE...

For all my creatively conscious readers, here's a bit of inspiration of a different sort. Folks often ask how I do much of all the things I tend to busy myself with. Well it is true that I am childless and while that certainly helps... I also know how to be alone with myself.

So my bro Orph just hooked me up with a video he knew was totally me and he was so right!

If you have only four minutes and thirty five second- this video is worth every iota of it.

A video by filmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis. Davis wrote the beautiful poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The video was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was produced by Bravo!FACT http://www.bravofact.com/

Enjoy! and Ciao I'm off to see the new Harry Potter Movie...wink wink

Reader Comments (11)

that was so right on. some people totally do not understand my need for quiet time. that time for me is when i can fold and organize and put chaos back into order, or when i can mindlessly blog, or cut things from magazines. the ability to be alone makes me much more productive and i know that without that time, accomplishing things is far more difficult. great video, thank orph! he rocks!

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlightfoot

we just spoke about this video in my writing seminar class called "all the single ladies" hahaha

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteremi

this is beautiful. i've been feeling lonely and down lately, and this really brightened my day. i imagine the only thing that will make it better is seeing harry potter tonight =D thank you for posting it.

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraudrey willa

Oi, Sol! Como vai?
I missed visiting your blog. Also, MY blog was abandoned... =(
Now I changed jobs and I'm finding (some) time to what really makes me happy...
I couldn't watch the video... Some error ocurred.
Love ya!

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilian

awwww! i really liked that video :) the poem was beautiful, well written and very poignant

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervrock

p.s. let me know ur plans for thanksgiving weekend so i can visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

November 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervrock

watched it, put me in a good mood after a bad early morning (ill tell you about it),

when we have off from school on a weekday i love going to the library, not to read, but just to be there because it's me and all the oldies and it's kind of nice

i miss you (and we're walk the same pathways erryday)..

November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB

I got the chills

November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

What an uplifting and inspiring video! I feel like I could watch it over and over again.

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

i am not good at being alone and this is good advice, philosophy.....

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbluedemon

I came across this video over the early summer and have it on my favorites so that i can easily locate it to share it with others to provide them with an alternative perspective of being "alone". i have lived and continue to live my life in accordance with this and love how endearing and thoughtful the video is. i am glad that it has come across your path to enjoy and share with others. <3<3<3

"But lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless. And lonely is healing if you make it." - Tanya Davis

November 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon <3

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