“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


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


  1. beautiful and completely understood....

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

  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.

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

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

  6. beautiful post. lovely capture too.

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


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