Usually this place is covered with children shrieking with laughter
as they frolic with joy.
This day it was a quiet place.
As our children grow and are busy leading lives that seem to be
heading off in so many different directions, some days ...
though I once thought it impossible... even our home is a quiet place.
Other days, like lately when I'm trying to squeeze in a 30 minute nap and only manage 10 minutes ...
I wish I could master sitting upright in this quiet place long enough to close my eyes
for just a few minutes.
I was asking a crew sitting outside the other evening what they thought of
when I said quiet place ... and then I wanted them to guess where I
had been that morning. They couldn't guess.
I got answers like: library (nope ..was there last week), empty gas station,
bathroom. I got quite the looks when I told them where I had gone.
I found ...
A place that was peaceful and serene.
A place filled with beautiful flowers.
A place that had only one other car besides mine.
A place where trees offered shade from the harsh sunlight.
A place where benches offered places for reflection
and perfect stillness.
18:52 Quiet Place
Maaret always has such creative ideas for this project .. take a look!