the rise and rise of solo living

I've included the following article in my links roll, but the interviews at the end of it are so fascinating that I had to include it in a post as well.  From the Life & Style/Relationships section of The Guardian, it's a feature story called "I want to be alone: the rise and rise of solo living."  Here we get the usual statistics, and some not-so-usual (and therefore interesting) historical background on the rise of single households. But, the really rare and interesting part is the long sidebar at the end with interviews of prominent Brits who extol the joys (and occasionally, the difficulties) of the solitary lifestyle.

Read it, and see expressed some joys of single life that you truly do find precious, but may never yet have admitted to anyone, least of all yourself.