I enjoy the moments of quiet. The times when I can hear the sounds of my home: the refrigerator running, the sounds of silence coming from the bedrooms. It is a time when I can let the thoughts roam freely in my head; a time when I can think uninterrupted without a voice or a sound encroaching on my thoughts.
Quiet. The antithesis to what I spend my day in: the continuous hum of children talking while doing their daily activities; the continuous interruption to my thoughts as a child requires my attention. The noise and the business does not allow for a moment of thought, a moment of quiet.
I come home to the sounds of a family awake and doing their daily activities: the television is on, or music may be playing. The sounds of voices can often be heard filling the spaces in the rooms. Sounds emanate from the kitchen; or music is being made as my children practice their instrument.
Yes. I have come to enjoy my moments of quiet. And to treasure them as it is in experiencing them that I am able to recharge my thoughts and my spirit.
Do you enjoy moments of quiet?
(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is:Quiet)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012