It's so quiet here ... and so peaceful. I've stopped and put my stocking feet up. And the quiet, the peace and the gentle rain falling make my tea (and arrowroot biscuits) taste even better.
I'm facing the large picture window that overlooks the pines growing in the front yard and the brilliant colored leaves of the deciduous trees across the road. An occasional car drives by on its way to shops and business's in the industrial park. But mostly, it's just me, and the clock and the falling rain on this metal building's roof.
I'm thinking of how we so seldom have these moments of quiet and peace now-a-days. Unlike our fathers and grandfathers, a lot of us have to "make" these moments happen. At home there's kids and phones, TV's and I-tunes, showers running, refrigerator door opening and closing; "Have you seen my ....?" The coffee shop can be quiet, but it's mostly because people have plugged in to their phone, talking or texting. What's happened to sitting and making eye contact with others!
Today I wish for you all to enjoy some quiet and peace. I hope for a figurative "gentle rain" to fall upon you. I hope that you'll get to sit in comfort and peace and drink tea and eat bickies and reflect on the goodness and restorative elixir of just sitting in nothingness ............. before you have to get back to life.