The moments we have for ourselves without distractions and noise are a privilege. We treasure them with all the fiber of our beings.
If you desperately want a moment for yourself but are looking for something different for your enjoyment, we have you covered. Art is the best vehicle to awaken our spirit and sense of self.
LUAN’s team curated a beautiful list of music and poetry for moments of solitude. We hope you enjoy it.
Find a quiet place without distractions, sit comfortably, put on your headphones and let your ears do all the work.
Step 1. Read the poetry with calm, word by word (one or two times! let it sink in. Try reading it out loud just for you!)
Step 2. Play the music
Step 3. Close your eyes, listen, and just feel.
Tip: At the end, you can write your feelings and recollections of the experience. Share with us how it went!
Imagine yourself wandering in a beautiful forest and around you a dance of fireflies.
Photo: Eduardo Cortina Murrieta (@ecortinam)
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
fireflies rise like sparks.
Imagine the presence of ghosts
flickering, the ghosts of young friends,
your father is nearest in the distance.
This time they carry no sorrow,
no remorse, their presence is so light.
Childhood comes to you,
memories of your street in lamplight,
holding those last moments before bed,
with a blossom of the hand
letting them go. Lightness returns,
an airy motion over the ground
you remember from Ring Around the Rosie.
If you stay, the fireflies become fireflies
again, not part of your stories,
as unaware of you as sleep, being
beautiful and quiet all around you.
River flows in you by Yiruma