The house is quiet this afternoon. After a few days away, it is nice to come home to the quiet of my own home. Getting away for a few days was a necessary reset, but being back and settling into the everyday rhythm is good too.
I’m choosing a slow settle into familiar routines. The whites are washing in the laundry, reminding me that home is a good, safe place to be. The unpacking was done earlier as I got my morning started. I think for today the unpacking and washing of whites is enough.
I’ll just linger a little longer in the getting away from it all mode and enjoy a rare afternoon of quiet solitude to unwind the treasures of being in another place and time.
Then, quietly, I’ll inhabit my sense of place.
(all images property of Stoneleaf & Co. taken by T.L.Hardymon. Please do not use without permission.)
You may have noticed my absence the past six weeks or so. I meant to tell you ahead of time that I was taking a break for a while. I just wasn’t quite able to put into words all the reasons why I needed time away and then one day led to another and I’d been away long enough that I figured you had figured out that I was on break. I guess I just needed a respite from anything that wasn’t totally necessary for survival. At the end of the day what we actually need for living is a very small requirement.
I’m not really sure that my impromptu hiatus is over, but since I was away for a few days and took lots of pictures, I thought over the next few days or weeks, I might want to unfold the story of my journey and see what tales come forth.
Slowing in Grace,
7 thoughts on “choosing a slow settle”
Oh those homes and that garden! I too would stop and smell the roses.
Have a beautiful summer day and thank you for your kindness and friendship.
🙂 So glad we have become blog friends. Who knows, I may just be in TX to see my sister one of these days and I’ll have to give you a call. I am so excited to hear about your adventure as it unfolds.
Summer is the perfect time for a slow settle – we all need those times of rest, more than we realize. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.
We have to rest, if not we are no good to anyone! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Missed you. 😉 So glad you dropped in to share. 🙂
Thanks for missing me 🙂 Today at least, writing felt right again.