Thursday, April 7, 2016

Stillness

For the first time in a long while the lounge is quiet and still. The little girl sleeps while her Daddy has evening out. And I have an evening to myself. The quietness is not lonely but welcome. The Autumn evening is cool after a bright fresh day and the lamp in the corner casts a warm glow across the floor.

Paint is drying on the fence outside beside the winter seedlings nestled in the vegetable garden. Our local possum has not yet scampered across the roof and the cicada song is ever quietening as the days grow cooler.

Tomorrow Mr. Fox's sister arrives from her home in Turkey and the day after his Mum and partner. The house will be full of voices and laughter; the evenings will be for stories. Tonight is the breath in before the busy two weeks we have planned.

This evening I am reminded of one of my favourite songs; Lullaby by Liam Finn. The lyrics are so sweet and resonate with my soul more deeply now I am a mother.

Try and get some rest
Try and get some sleep
All these roads will take you to me

Try to slow your heart
Try and clear your head
Night is just the day giving in

A sandman parade
All on their way to encompass you
Here I will stay
Though miles away I can protect you

Try and get some rest
Try and get some sleep
All these roads will take you to me

Try and slow your heart
Try and clear your head
Night is just the day breathing in

A sandman parade
All on their way to encompass you
Here I will stay
Though miles away I can protect you                   Lullaby, Liam Finn


Recent Sunrise over our sleepy neighbourhood
Wishing you all a moment of quiet this week. 

6 comments:

  1. Oh what beautiful lyrics - to slow your heart and clear your head sounds like the perfect end to a day

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    1. Don't the words speak straight to your heart. Thanks for visiting

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  2. It's such a lovely time of year, and yes, it does feel like there's a pause before the hibernation - or in your case, the celebrations of returning and visiting family. How lovely. Enjoy.

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    1. Yes indeed. I am learning to embrace the beauty and calm of Autumn. Though I must admit to being a Summer girl at heart.

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  3. Oh ... I must find a way to listen to the music that accompanies such beautiful words.

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    1. The song has such a sweet melody. I listen to the song on spotify but it is on youtube too. Hope you enjoy it

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