As much as I enjoy the company of friends and family, some time to be alone is what I ask for myself. It is the time I have to realize what the blessings are and the time I have to measure curses with my own calculating tools. It is a chance to think back a moment on the day’s pleasures and on yesterday’s as well. It is an opportunity to enjoy the present, the feeling of the moment and the sights and smells and sounds around me. And sometimes it is a slice of time when I am able to focus on a single topic or nothing at all. Perhaps, I seek these minutes and seconds when I think I should change gears and re-route or after reading the compass, to feel comfort in the discovery that I am traveling the right course.