I love the dawn stillness (on Thanksgiving Day)


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.

~ Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment 

Notes: Photo: Mennyfox55


  1. Me too, me too…Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

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  2. Andy and Dougy – the kitty boys – and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving…

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  4. happy thanksgiving to you, dk. hope it began for you by enjoying such an early morning as this –

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  5. Yes. Rachel and Eric, right where we love them to be. But time for me to get busy! Happy Thanksgiving ❤️

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  6. Perfect, perfect, perfect! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Susan, Rachel and Eric, pal…

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  7. Beautiful David. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Peggy Farrell says:

    Happy Thanksgiving you and the family, Dave!

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  9. Peggy Farrell says:

    Oops! It should have said “to you and the family”. 🙂

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family…hope that Rachel and Eric are home with you to celebrate the Joy (assuming they are since the quote talks of a sleeping house)…I searched your blog for Katrina Kenison and noted that what you share and what she writes at times parallels moments of your journey.& contributes to our allover impact of heart smiles ..I am thankful that over time you have shared several Katrina Kenison excerpt which have given me cause to ponder, in appreciation…/// have you ever read the Classic Children’s Book “The Napping House”? By Audrey Woods & illustrated by her husband, Don…They are such nice people. The video is 2:43 in length. The illustrations are so amazing, such a charming and rhythmic book… https://youtu.be/l8ebzsjBa7Y

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  11. Hope the video of “The Napping House” brought a smile to your face…hope you loved it!

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving David! I know what you mean; when I am sleeping at home, I sleep sounder because I know my parents are sleeping near me.

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