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The silence of a Sunday

Yes, after being gone all week, my soul craves an ordinary Sunday.

Laundry tumbling.

Chili simmering.

A Sunday paper waiting to be read.

Fresh linens.

Sunlight warming a cotton throw.

Coffee & cream.

…. Quiet.

“Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life.” ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

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Do you actively seek silence?  How do you restore your soul?

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26 thoughts on “The silence of a Sunday

  1. Oh yes… 🙂

  2. richripley

    How do I restore my soul….a drive in the country. It somehow quiets my restlessness. Maybe its seeing the hand of God as He turns the seasons from the present to the future. Perhaps its the scent of the crops…as they become ready for harvest, or the leaves of trees…once green with life now golden and reddened prior to their descent to Mother Earth.

    Talking with older family and friends, the remembrances of loved ones departed…somehow that restores me.

  3. With the exception of the coffee and cream (sipping on a glass of sweet tea), you have just described my Sunday morning as well. We are experiencing an unusually early cool snap in the Ozarks, which made a pot of chili mandatory (and oh-so-tantalizing). Bring on fall!

  4. Yes! I do actively seek silence and Sundays can do the trick. And maybe it’s the having nothing to do feeling but just the most ordinary things. This is a very sweet post because it’s Sunday and you remind me to savor every moment. 🙂

  5. Aaahh…I love days at home that are filled with the low key but significant details of life…food, nesting, sweet peace! Have a beautiful day! ~ Sheila

  6. That’s what it’s all about especially on Sundays. I do seek out quiet time. Right now, I’m so thankful the washer/dryer is right there on the first floor and I don’t have to ask a certain someone to bring a load down or take a load up. 🙂 I think I can wash with a cheerful heart now.

    So sitting on the back porch this week, husband Rick imparts more wisdom and I listen. “Did you know sitting under a tree for ten minutes energizes you?”

  7. Ohhhh…how I envy you. I am still catching up from vacation. I did 10 loads of laundry. We are two people, ‘splain to me how that happens? Oh yes, I take far too much stuff on vacation.

  8. Sounds so cozy. Yes, I love the silence. When I’m home alone, I rarely have any sound…no tv or radio. Enjoy your Sunday!

  9. Yes! And love Gilead…

  10. I love a quiet Sunday where I can take in Super Soul Sunday on TV and do some blogging. I also recharge myself by going outside and taking photos. Been busy lately, though, taking advantage of cool, clear fall weather, working in the yard. Trying to get a lot of things done before the winter rains come. Once they come, there will be lots of opportunities for quiet Sundays.

  11. Yep! I definitely crave some quiet time, and not just an escape from sound, but from the busyness of life. I have a hard time with not doing something active. Even if I manage it, I often feel guilty about what’s not getting done. But I’m working hard to figure out how to carve out some quiet time in my life and leave the guilt behind.

  12. Love that image with the cozy socks and coffee. Being home alone is one way, a walk through the botanical garden this time of year is another.

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