Today 17 returned to college, her final year before uni.
14 heads back tomorrow.
Today she had her final day of just lazing and doing her thing. I have told her she is back at school tomorrow, I got the dead-eye for my trouble.
Most mornings 14 lies herself back down on the sofa after her breakfast for a nap. We can’t be over-doing things, now, can we? Today she snoozed for about 15 minutes and then just lay there.
She turned from her side to lie on her back, gathered another blankie over her, tucked it under her arms and just lay. The house was quiet. Her sister at college, one of her brothers out, the other in his room, me reading. We shared a quiet smile.
So many people talk of being in the moment, 14 doesn’t have to make an issue of it, she just is. She didn’t want to sleep but she didn’t want to do anything else, not just then. So she lay on the sofa, her head on an old, folded, baby-sized duvet, a cool cotton throw over her, its weight giving her comfort and rooting her.
As I watched her, then turned to read my book, I too could just be. Some household tasks had been done, others were safely in the hands of machines (the ubiquitous laundry), the sun was shining, the day just nicely warm. A beautiful moment in a beautiful early Autumn day.
Even little moments are worthy of being savoured, perhaps even more so.
I hope your day has brought you some happy moments.
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