“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

12.10.2009

Silent Night

A change in today's post, the brightly colored images deleted for now, a move into a white Christmas instead, me home from Emma's school Christmas concert, always a bit of a push into the Christmas feel of things, but home to find Maggie not well - not in pain, but not well, right now hiding/sitting in a corner of the bedroom behind a white bench, but no, as as I type that she moves to a spot under the table by my bed. And so the bright images are gone, I need softness tonight, and here she is - jumping onto the bed with me, perhaps calmed by this very soft tapping of the keyboard, curling against me in a slow, slow motion, not purring, not purring at all, just needing to be next to me; this morning I was not as late as usual and when the sun angled in through the window and across the bed, I curled next to her, spooning, and it was the best, she was purring then, the sun another layer of warmth, and I in a not-hurried morning mood, the silence of the morning embracing us, that and the sound of the heater, which is really just part of the winter silence.

I think it will be a white Christmas for me these last 2 weeks or so. I have images and words enough, I think, and if not, well, then, I will make more. I feel the need for softness this year, perhaps that has been the problem all along. I just need a nest, and as I told Graciel, one candle, and I will be fine.

The night sky, some stars and a candle.
Maybe an angel wing or two.
a slow quiet song

7 comments:

  1. beautiful and completely understood....

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  2. beautiful. i love that last thought. i wish peace and soft white Christmas for you

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  3. Hugs to you and Maggie during a soft, white Christmas from me and my 3 kitties, who are curled around me purring in agreement.

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  4. I like this image very much - sometimes less color is the best. Found your blog thru December Views.

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  5. oh..me too me too...hugs my friend

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  6. beautiful post. lovely capture too.

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  7. You are so good at listening to the quiet needs of your heart.
    xo

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