Fifty Days of Solitude, Doris Grumbach, 1994

The 74 year old author spends 50 days alone at her Sargentville, Maine home thinking, writing, observing, connecting with her inner world (‘that frighteningly reflexive pronoun, myself”) where she discovers the ‘significance of the inconsequential’.  Impossible to include all of the quotes or list all of the points at which my experience in Vermont, reading, being alone intersected with hers, but suffice it to say that this was a special experience of sharing and melding with a writer’s words and thoughts.  A book to be returned to!