Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Little Rhythms


What are the Little Rhythms of your home?

There are little things I do in the morning that help me feel as though I'm waking up the house...little things like turning off the Chicken Lamp on the buffet...drawing aside the curtains in the living room...opening the kitchen shutters...

and little things to be done in the evening to help the house make ready for the quiet night...

well, relatively quiet nights...we do have Cats and Dogs...you never know what is going to startle you awake in the middle of the night...one cat shoving another off the kitchen counter (I promise, I have tried to put a stop to this whole Cats-On-The-Counter stuff...but...) and the ensuing ruckus...or someone barfing up all the acorns eaten on the sly...or just someone having a late night call of nature...and then going out to eat more acorns...or to lick a toad, swell up and require a trip to the emergency vet clinic...

But...little habits help ground me to our home...I feel it (as strange as I realize the rest of this sentence is going to sound) is important to establish a harmonious relationship with one's home...when given the choice between having a *house* or a *home*, I'll chose a home every time...

A home has been tended to...blessed...loved...

A home comforts, protects and enhances...

A home makes one happy with simple little things...the way a sunbeam bounces off the kitchen countertops...or the way a breeze passin' through lifts a curtain up into a friendly swirl...or makes one sigh with pleasure just turnin' in at the driveway..."I'm home"...

A house is just somewhere to be when you're not somewhere else...

2 comments:

Belle-ah said...

Lovely.......

Me said...

Fun - glad I backtracked to you - junkstore junkie and all!!

it's all about the journey...