Sunday, November 30, 2014

On Sunday Afternoon

Last week, I spent some time alone in the house, and it was eerily quiet.  This week, we are all home...and it is unusually quiet--but not eery.  After a trip to the library, we are all reading. Three of us tucked into soft corners of the living room, pages turning.  The cat is on a radiator nearby.  My girl is upstairs in her room.  The air is filled with imagination and breath and comfort. 

It is unusual for us to be together and so quiet, and as I leave my warm spot on the couch to go cook dinner, I find myself unwilling to put on the radio as I normally do in the kitchen.  I don't want to break the spell.  Tomorrow will be busy and noisy.  I want to soak in stillness just a little bit longer today.


  1. It sounds like the perfect weekend. We are all avid readers when we have time and this just sounds like heaven. Hope you get spend lots more time in your warm spot and breath deep the comforting air.

  2. Thanks, Deb! There really is nothing like curling up with a good book, is there?

  3. Beautiful -- both your writing about it and what you all created together.

    1. Thanks! Not all family moments are peaceful (that's for sure), but I enjoy them when they come my way!

  4. Hi there, not sure how I stumbled into here :) ...but the word misfit hooked me in lol... enjoying your posts.

    i'm lucky to get quiet, which i crave so much. if my daughter is awake, it's rarely quiet. thank goodness she loves to read and her books are getting longer as she grows ;)