An odd thing happened today, everyone else left the house except me. The early morning momentum of everyone getting up and getting ready, fussing over breakfast and preparing for work, school and college gave way to a one-by-one departure. The participants like very reluctant athletes taking part in a timed-release event. It felt as if the house and I looked at each other, considered for a moment, sighed and smiled.
There is no noise save for the washing machine and frankly I am so used to that it barely registers anymore. For this time no one wants or needs anything. Nor is there anyone to complain about my impromptu sing-along while the I vacuumed. I could put in my earbuds, crank up the volume, because I’m old and still say things like that and bellow along as I worked. It was great.
The little voice that just loves to take anyway from my enjoyment of life is but a mere whisper today. Yes, I know that the day will come when I long for the house to be full of life and noise and just to have someone complain will be a blessing. I know that, but today isn’t that day. Today is to relax, do what I need to do, enjoy the chance to breathe. Today is a day to acknowledge that I really needed this moment of alone time. I can feel myself spread into the newly available space. I can go from room to room and know no one is going to follow me, ask me anything or just be there.
I am glad this is not my all the time but I relish it when it is my some of the time.
I hope you have some moments of peace in your day.
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