All is quiet.

The noise of the day has finally ceased. The house is no longer shaking from the demolition hammers and drills used need door.

The kids are sleeping. A sniffle and a snore can be heard from time to time.

My ears concentrate on a lovely sound. The ticking of a mechanical pocket watch. It seems alive. The other day we hung it on a nail, it’s small but the numbers are easily read, from a distance I can tell what time it is. As I listen to the ticking of this watch my eyes are attracted to it. The heart is strong, it makes its body move like a small pendulum.

All is quiet, I listen to the ticking of the watch. To the beating of the mechanical heart, there to give me the time.

What time is it?

Let me see.

 

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10 thoughts on “All is quiet

    1. It’s a first of many 🙂 I have been quiet in the blog world, as things have not been too quiet.
      I hope you are well, I will try to hop over to your blog in the days to come 🙂

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      1. It sounds like it has been anything but quite there. Besides the demolition hammers and drills you mention, you also said “kids”, plural. I think you hinted about it on some of your last blog posts. Congratulations on the new member of your family!

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  1. It is good to see you back Solveig. There has been an incredible amount of trauma in England and France. I hope you are doing well.

    When I volunteer in Poulsbo’s Historic Maritime Museum, we have a clock that chimes the hour. I LOVE listening for the chime. Enjoy your new clock, and I hope all is well with you.

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      1. I think you have read that I have been caregiving for my husband for over a year. He is doing better, but will never be “well” again. We moved to a small apartment. I am trying to find my fun and imagination again. Otherwise, I’m doing well. So like you and Gulara, I have rarely posted anything on my blog. I need some impetus or “food for thought” or SOMETHING! 😉

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