Q is for Quiet

Encyclopedia of Me Meme 

 Which seldom happens around this house.  Not silence mind you – silence is heavy and can be lonely, but quiet is blissful.  In the quiet you can hear so much more and better.  I can hear the click of the keys as I type on my computer. The distant sound of a neighbor’s lawnmower.  The giggles and squeals of the kids as they play in the yard.  My daughter reading to herself in the distant bedroom.  These sounds are quiet.

My quiet is interrupted when the sounds turn harsh and mean – but for now all is calm and all is quiet and I just lean my head back and enjoy listening to the wind as it rustles the trees outside the window and Elizabeth’s pencil as she scratches away at the poster she is working on.

My quiet never lasts very long, so it must be enjoyed in the few precious moments that are granted.

A respite for the frazled soul to calm the nerves and to remember that while life has its chaotic and crazy moments, its temper tantrums and stress, it also has many wonderful happy moments – sometimes we just need to look for them harder than others.


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5 responses to “Q is for Quiet

  1. Quiet can be nice, but I get a lot of it in my day, so lately I have been enjoying another phenomenon. My boy is happy and when he’s happy he goes around the house making “happy noises” (sort of like very loud scat singing). That noise makes me realize that happiness on that level hasn’t been a part of this household for a long time.

    Oh, and he’s taking music at school this year, so I get to hear the baritone too. Heh.

  2. quiet and happy noises, pillars of a mother’s sanity.

  3. Deb

    Silence is a rare commodity around here too. LOL. Great entry!

    Hehe. I’ve been a bit negligent on my blog reading too.

  4. mcinsane

    So well said! I love the quiet too! It makes me happy! 🙂

  5. Beautifully put. I love quiet. I hate Silence. To me they are opposites in emotion.

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