There are some things
That you can only do alone.
Like lying on your stomach in bed
Watching the sunset
Sudoku open in front of you
Your favorite music playing softly.
Like watching TV
Sitting in Dad's seat
Eating ice cream in the living room
Covered in a hand-crocheted blanket.
Like crocheting sunflower hot pads
While binging Buzzfeed Unsolved
Or watching Criminal Minds
Or listening to Weird Al parodies.
Like turning on your lamp before the sun rises
And opening your Bible
And conversing with the God of the universe
While snuggled in bed with your pillows.
There's a certain joy in loneliness.
But being alone is a form of art
That cannot be taught, only learned
And you will fail a time or two--
But don't worry, darling.
You'll learn. You'll learn. You'll learn.
M. J. Piazza is a Jesus-loving, dog-walking country girl who just so happens to write books.