Thursday, July 24, 2008

In the Quiet

In the stillness I wait.

I take a sip of my coffee and wait.

I look out at the trees and my hammock and the flowers and I wait.

I heave a relaxed sigh. Maybe I'm not really waiting. Waiting indicates forward action in a sense, a moving ahead. Or at least, a wanting to move ahead.

These quiet moments when everyone in the house is napping. Rather than scurry about to finish cleaning or a project, I sit and enjoy the quietude. I check my email, read my blogs, play a game on Facebook.

Later I'll worry about the laundry or the sewing or the garden. There's plenty of time in the day for it all. Right now it's all about the quiet.

6 comments:

Dawn said...

Love the quiet....

Mariahs Mom said...

Good stuff...quiet is awesome stuff....rarely "heard" in my home.

Tricia :)

heather said...

Good for you, Anne! I bet that's the hardest part about having a wee one - letting yourself take a rest, too. Keep it up! I bet you're a much better wife and mother after naptime if you've taken time to just "be".

Jean said...

love that word. quietude. will add it to my dictionary and make it a habit to practice. :)

Jen said...

Love the quietude! Glad you can get some even with a baby around.

thediaperdiaries said...

Moments like this are the reward of stay at home motherhood. Take FULL advantage.