Cricket's Thoughts

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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  • Reply Snerdey January 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    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 🙂

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      I like that thought, “the pause button”…

  • Reply Peg Cherre January 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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

  • Reply Chance January 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    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.

  • Reply Snooks January 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    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?

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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

  • Reply Jackie E-S January 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    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.

    • Reply Cricket Walker January 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      I gave up fighting it several years ago. 🙂

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