Quiet has many moods

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Quiet has many moods. When our sons are home, their energy is palpable. Even when they’re upstairs sleeping I can sense them, can feel the house filling with their presence, expanding like a sail billowed with air. I love the dawn stillness of a house full of sleepers, love knowing that within these walls our entire family is contained and safe, reunited, our stable four-sided shape resurrected. But those days are the exception now, not the norm.

~ Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment 


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  1. Take those moments from the time thief; wedged them securely in your heart, embed them into the fabric of your mind; and guard with all your might those true treasures.

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  2. Well written

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I also loved the dawn of stillness …

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  4. Beautifully expressed. I feel the same way in those special moments when everyone is together.

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  5. These words, ” I love the dawn stillness of a house full of sleepers, love knowing that within these walls our entire family is contained and safe, reunited, our stable four-sided shape resurrected”…a universal comfort for those so blessed…

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  6. i miss that too and relish the times when it happens –

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  7. Reblogged this on On the Homefront and commented:
    so true………….

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  8. Ah memories of many years ago… Diane

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  9. Ah yes, wonderful memories, David. 🙂

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