I saw today a word I’d never seen before, and it drew me in.
Solivagant – noun: a lone wanderer/ adjective: characterized by lone wandering
One might think the word would imply loneliness, but I think it just means alone, not lonely.
Many of my travels are solivagant wanderings.
I seldom know the path I’ll take until I’m on it, and even then it’s my feet and spirit that propel me, rather than a pre-determined path or trail or roadway.
I think there’s something about being a solivagant that relates to my love of wabi-sabi: perfection in imperfection and impermanence.
The sense of wonder I feel when I’m truly in the moment, seeing things that others might choose not to see.
Respecting and revering the tiniest thing or fleeting moment.
There’s a sense of peace and calm that is the solivagant way.
Today I learned a word
peeled like a grape
to experience its sweet centre.
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