Thursday, December 15, 2016

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

~ Francis Bacon


It’s silent around here this morning–the kind of deep silence that remains for a time after a grandchild leaves. With no little red-haired girl crawling into bed with us bringing chatter, plans, and a sparkle of delight, it is still . . . so still.

Gerry has some things to do away from home; I’ll spend the entire day at home, mostly alone. Perfect. After our fun-filled grand week, a day of solitude and silence is just what I need to transition back into the life we live and replenish my reserves.

So today: housework, catching up, and maybe some camera time. Simple stuff that, perhaps oddly, gives me strength.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
  1. If Carson (to Mrs. Hughes) in Downton Abbey is to be believed: “The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that’s all there is.” You have memories of that little red-headed girl and hope for future visits.

    1. Marian I LOVE this quote! I can almost hear Carson, in all his wisdom, speaking them. Yes, you’re right, precious memories and hope for the future are treasures indeed.

      P.S. I may have to use that quote one of these days. It’s perfect!

  2. I love the way you write about every-day things. It’s so comforting to me, too.

    1. Thanks so much, Karen. I so appreciate your support here.

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