It's the eye of the storm, so to speak, in our quiet rooms. A houseful of young people just left the premises after a short visit for the long weekend right after we returned home from our recent travel. In a quick turnaround we are due to leave again for a family funeral to celebrate the long and colorful life of a favorite Uncle.
A surgeon with a wonderful sense of humour, he had just celebrated his ninety years by roasting each of the attendees at his birthday party, even though, it is said, he had to lie down and rest in-between addressing each table. He will be missed.
No change up or special decoration for the season yet in the sitting room. Just the space as is, still reverberating from childhood laughter and late night adult conversation, and harboring the cozy memory of huddling under a fuzzy afghan with three of my girls on the squishy sofa first thing in the morning.
And it just feels right somehow, photo or not, that a reading corner should always look like this. Ready for the next page or chapter.
The whole room always ready for a new story too, for that matter. Because I think that casual rooms receive guests best.
But it's also the perfect little room for one. A great place for looking over the calender, (Seems like everything is already booked right up to Christmas!) answering mail, and planning the next step on the journey through a busy fall.
A spot of coffee, and a quick peek through a pretty magazine. . . .
It won't stay quiet for long. . . .
Feels like a Monday to me. . . .
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