Saturday, August 18, 2007

alone at last...

even in the heat of the summer, one needs to find a shady spot of solitude. this sunny season is best known for bringing people outside to enjoy each other's company. beaches, picnics, games, reunions, yard sales, block parties--so many events where there are crowds.

and yet we still need to be alone. to reflect, meditate, daydream, write, paint, bake, nap. it is refreshment for the soul. silence can be peaceful, especailly after noises of crowds at an amusement park, the firework displays, roar of the ocean. time to find our "center."

you won't waste time if you spend time with yourself. the sun may be shining, the crowds beckoning and the water tempting, but keep a few minutes for you.

3 comments:

Carma's Window said...

I savor quiet time. I tend to forget about it sometimes. You have reminded me how important it is.

Sometimes they call me Kelley, sometimes Twizzle. Sometimes a lot worse. said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. Quiet time. hmmm...it's been a bit.

fireofsorrow said...

This is an especially great tip while summer is still in full swing and the kids have gone back to school. I love to steal a few minutes to myself, and a cup o' coffee, while I'm getting ready for my day, or sometimes before the kids get home from school.

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