It’s quiet as I write this.
My house is rarely quiet, but at this moment, the only noise is the clacking of my keyboard. My husband is gone to work and everyone else is still asleep.
I would go outside, where the only noise would be keyboards and birds, but the humidity is too much right now.
I have checked my email, read my blogs, perused my social media. The day job awaits, as does the hours of writing I did not get done yesterday, and the task of taking my son for his learner’s permit test.
It’s a moment when the whole world seems to be holding its breath.
I know people who are intimidated by moments like this. They need constant action and noise to feel comfortable. I think that’s a shame. The quiet like this is so perfect for so many things…energizing for the day, prayer, meditation, solving a tough plot problem. In a life filled with tasks, technology, selfies, social media, and the like, this solemn silence is sacred. And so unusual that maybe it’s not so odd that people are intimidated by being silent and alone.
<pause to soak up the silence>
Thump, slam. Someone’s up. Silent time is over.
Readers, what about you? Do you enjoy your silent alone time? What’s your favorite spot to enjoy a peaceful moment?