Tuesday, December 15, 2009

snapshots of peace and tranquility


Every now and then, I find myself living in 'the now' for just a moment. A moment long enough to soak in the true beauty and wonder of life. This afternoon, I find myself experiencing one of those blissful moments that last such a brief amount of time.
The dog is asleep by my feet. I watch the snow blanketed marsh from the living room window with a cup of peppermint tea clasped in my hands. I can see Liv making a variety of snow creatures in the yard. Briar is playing cars quietly in his room. The lovely relaxing smell of nag champa incense wafts through the air warmed by the woodstove. Tristan Prettyman plays on the stereo.
Life is quiet. Simple. Slow. I feel at ease. Relaxed. Although there are an avalanche of chores/jobs/errands to do, I can push these thoughts away for this moment and just enjoy the quiet.
Oh, how I wish I could master the creation of these moments....But maybe they would be less coveted if they happened often. Instead, these brief seconds of bliss are something rare and wonderous.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Ah, a beautiful image, Jackie. I will carry it into my day, and see if I can remember to pause and just be.

Suddenwidow said...

Sounds lovely. I wish I could find time for peace and tranquility more often but I think you nailed the issue on the head when you said that there was stuff waiting for you but you were able to push it aside. I'm always waiting for everything to be done so I can enjoy some quiet time but I never get there. Saturday night, I'm going to carve some time out for peace and tranquility. Thanks for the inspiration. And have a Merry Christmas with your two little sweeties!

Carrie said...

I am happy to hear you are having same tranquil time to enjoy a moment to yourself....it is these moments we are so thankful, but then ever-wishing to share with our lost ones.....