The Quiet Place

The Quiet Place

Now and then I retreat into a world of my own, a place of stillness with muted emotions, a place to just be. It isn’t a light switch that I can switch on and poof, suddenly I am in the quiet place, but rather noticing over several days that I have become quieter, with very little interaction with others.

Sometimes I discover that somewhere in the back of my mind I have been dwelling on something that I should probably deal with. Other times I think perhaps it is just a mini vacation from too much going on in a short period of time and I simply choose to reduce the stimuli around me for a bit.

Maybe it is a protection mode or wall that we all put up occasionally…

Cricket Walker

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  1. Snerdey
    SnerdeyJan 25, 2011

    I call it Snerdey’s Man Cave! It’s when the world is rushing by you and your standing still. Sometimes one has to just let the soul rest. I took a ton of cat naps Sunday myself.

    It’s one of the best things a human can do… hit the pause button :)

  2. Peg Cherre
    Peg CherreJan 25, 2011

    I think it’s really healthy to take these breaks. Unfortunately, I rarely actually do so, instead becoming frantic. So good for you!

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerJan 25, 2011

      I don’t think I actually “choose” to take these breaks. I think they just sort of happen.

  3. Chance
    ChanceJan 25, 2011

    Grounding yourself… remembering what is important… like for Midnight at the moment it is chasing the squirrels away from the bird feeders! We all need to get away from the rat race and reconnect with what is important.

  4. Snooks
    SnooksJan 25, 2011

    Perhaps its the child within ones self that simply dosent wish to deal with real life, day to day issues?
    As with the child that is fishing in the photo, perhaps a feeling of fuitility, frustration at lack of results but perseverence to defeat the same?

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerJan 25, 2011

      For me, I think I just quietly shut down when I have had enough….

  5. Jackie E-S
    Jackie E-SJan 25, 2011

    I used to fight the onset of these times when my body/mind wanted to ‘go on vacation’ – I guess somewhat out of guilt. I now give into it willingly, realizing it is just my spiritual and creative self needing that time-out to refresh and rejuvenate. You write so poetically. That is refreshing in itself. Thank you.

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