Quiet

My days are not quiet. During the day I hear the sound of constant chatter as children move around the classroom doing their various activities or chatting to their friends. This year I am with a group of children who find it difficult to keep quiet: on the carpet, while working, during a test. I am doing my best to teach them that working in silence means that they can work faster. Am I succeeding? Not yet – but there is hope.

The part of my day which I have learned to embrace is the quiet at the end of the day. The children have gone and the halls are empty of parents and children. The silence embraces me and I breathe a sigh of relaxation. These moments during which I tidy the classroom and organise the work to be corrected or filed, have come to be healing. When I leave the school after these moments of quiet, I am in the right frame of mind to go home and be with my family.

Five-Minute-Friday-badgeDo you enjoy quiet at the end of the day?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: quiet)

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15 thoughts on “Quiet

  1. I am thinking as you dear Colline, even I am not in a class! But quiet is good, in city life you know how it is. Thank you dear, I am sure you will be success about this! Have a nice day, and weekend, love, nia

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  2. Colline – You have so well described perfectly how I embrace quiet at the end of the day. Sometimes it is even the feeling we moms have after we know our little ones have finally fallen asleep and the house is alive with quiet. We breathe in, sigh and then soak it all in. Quiet was a wonderful work to reflect on today 🙂

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  3. Before having kids, I would come home from a chatter-filled day at school and walk Daisy around the park. Those couple miles of quiet each day were exactly what I needed to refresh. I’m trying to find ways of building that back in – I think both Daisy and I need that time!

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  4. I can identify with that sense of relief when the job’s done and your life is your own again, for a little while, Colline. We very often seem to have football noise or news footage bombarding us in our house, so I love that moment when I can reach for the off button. 🙂

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  5. Colline, everyone needs some quiet time to relax and recharge, but I promise when your children are grown and you are an empty-nester, you will have more quiet time than you want.

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