Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Loss of "Original Solitude"

This is from Chastity and the Common Good: True Freedom in Being Bound to Another by Ann M. Hanincik M.T.S:
With the Fall and the emergence of sin came not so much a loss of solitude, as the distortion of its original meaning. A new kind of solitude emerged, one that celebrates separation, autonomy, and the with to be "left alone." Karol Wojtyla explores this sham of solitude in a profound way in his play The Radiation of Fatherhood. In the play, the character of Adam laments his responsibility toward others and longs for the solitude that is autonomy. He cries out to God: Ah, to stand apart from everything, so that I could be only within myself!

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