“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
That beautiful moment after the door closes is here and today feels like it is mine, all mine.
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Yes, after being gone all week, my soul craves an ordinary Sunday.
A Sunday paper waiting to be read.
Sunlight warming a cotton throw.
Coffee & cream.
“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
it’s that kind of Sunday. Google.images.com
Do you actively seek silence? How do you restore your soul?
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Tags: an ordinary Sunday, Autumn, Gilead, Marilynne Robinson, Psalms 23:3, quiet, rest, silence