07 March, 2009

Early Morning Solitude

I creep out of bed in the dark of the early morning hours when the house is still quiet and I am alone with my thoughts, this is my favorite time of day. I start the coffee and boot up the computer while it's brewing. I check my e-mail, browse the blogs, and write my morning pages. The day is still; like a "trick can" of nuts sitting untouched on a shelf. I make a list of plans for my day to come and drink in the solitude, all the while knowing that soon the day will begin in earnest, the noise of the house coming to life and the daylight will surround me; just as though the lid has inched itself off and the cloth covered spring "snake" has burst it's own way out. Another day is underway, and will be, until late tonight when I carefully push that "snake" back into it's overnight resting place. Tomorrow morning's ritual will appear altered with the time change; it will seem earlier at first, it always does. But then, things will resume their familiar pattern and that all-too-eager "snake" will try to get a jump on me once again!

Life is Good!


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10 comments:

Mimi said...

I love reading your blog. Thanks for being there.

Hugs and such, Mimi

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ironically, my morning pages are most often done during my lunch hour break from work.. marvelous exercise!

Love your analogy to the trick snake that explodes out of the can. . . great visual to go along with the subtle meanings!

Happy last day of "regular" time to you and yours!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

That is such a PERFECT descriptive!! Except...in my world the snake isn't always made of cloth..heehee! Ah, life with two young boys...you never know what you're gonaa get!

Domestic Designer said...

I feel like I have already had my daily devotional, but then I usually do feel that way after my visit here. Thanks! Have a great day!

Quilting4U said...

What a wonderful way of putting it! It really does put things into perspective! Very well said! Thanks!

Heritage Quilter said...

Sometimes solitude is the best medicine. Great read.

Teresa said...

My favorite time of day - when I am the only one up and have my coffee and quiet in the house. In the summer I like to spend this time in my yard swing - listening to the morning birds singing. You are so right...life is good!

Quilt Memories said...

What a wonderful post, I admire anyone who is an early morning riser. Myself, I don't do mornings very well. I like the afternoons....I tried to email you, after reading your comment on my blog, but I never could get it to go through. About the traffic here, it really is awful, I will not be sorry to get out of it, but unfortunately, we have another week of it. By then my nerves should be totally shot!

Libby said...

I cherish the quiet morning, too. Those few moments just before the world awakens are the most peaceful of the day.

Nan said...

I have thought about doing this many times before. Thank you for the link. I love the early morning for the very reasons you mention. I have never thought of the day unfolding as a "trick" can of nuts, however. I whole-heartedly concur with your assessment, ma'am!