Daily Archives: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

the moment after the door closes – 341/366

How much of my day do I spend completely alone?

Alone by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Alone by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

No much, actually.  M office is usually left open and I have people walking by all day.  The only times I am really alone in an enclosed space is when I do the commute between dropping my Squink off and getting to my office… but, even then I am not alone as I am having to contend with other drivers and such.

I like being alone though, because the sounds of life hang around for a long while in empty spaces.  That is when I get to quietly enjoy the happy feelings.

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
~ Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth