I had a hard time with this one. It has been rainy and cold – too difficult to get out to take pictures. All of my archived pictures of people by themselves, the people are smiling. I think of solitude as loneliness even though it can be defined as being alone.
The above picture is at the back of our house where we have cellar doors. I was in the basement and my dog won’t go down the stairs (they are a bit funky, can’t say as I blame him.) He is alone but doesn’t want to be.