During this lovely summer that we have been enjoying, my brain has become dormant and I have gone into seclusion mode. I think some folks call it vacation, but in my case it is called *staycation*. However, if I had a choice of anywhere to go right now, it would be to an English country cottage, cloistered away from the electronic world. My whole life seems to consist of computers, data bases, television, e-mail, Facebook, telephones, faxes ~~ communicate, communicate, communicate... Must . Communicate. All the time...
Do you ever feel the need to get away from the constant barrage of the sound of human voices? Does anyone remember what silence sounds like? Silence is the thing that nourishes our souls, and we don't get enough of it anymore. Imagine an English cottage in the countryside. There is no electronic buzz, just the sound of the birds and the wind, and perhaps the sound of a brook in the distance ~~ the music of nature.
These weeks of late August and early September are my favourite time of the year. Everything slows down and is sort of mellow, the light is golden ~~ a perfect time for a staycation. I have retreated to my little tree house for some peace and quiet. Soon things will be gearing up again, but for now I'm enjoying the sounds of silence.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.