Thursday, April 19, 2007

Letting it Go

What do you do to relax?

After a stressful day testing at school I take the kids outside so we can feel the cool breeze, listen to the sounds of nature and draw. When I am at home I just want to put my feet up with snacks at my side and something quietly entertaining on tv. I am content not to talk....I just want to be still and quiet and let the day silently pass away.


  1. I'm right there with you. When everyone left right after the kids were away today, I just sat at my desk in the quiet. I was alone and not in any hurry to leave. The solitude and peace of the minute I sat there made my coming home not quite so frantic.

  2. I think to me, that is the mark of a true friend; Can I be silent around them?

    Hey, if you can get me to shut up . . .

  3. I like hot baths. No one can bother you there! Or escaping into a good book - you know, something completely different.

  4. I'm with you. I like to snuggle up on the couch and watch an old movie, without all the action and violence of the new ones. But sometimes I want to bake or work in the yard. I think these activities are "comfort" actions. They're familiar and satisfying. When I was still teaching school, though, I craved moments of "quiet solitude" because they were so rare. It was unusual to not hear someone's voice, including my own. I wanted a little bit of time to just sit back and feel like the world was going on without me forcing my presence on it. I wanted to feel "taken care of" instead of "responsible".