"You've been quiet a lot lately," a friend said to me last week.
I guess she's right, and I have. It's not an uncomfortable silence, at least not to me. There are some major life changes ahead of us, and I just keep turning them over in my brain and looking at them.
I enjoy these moments of quiet introspection in my life. They don't happen often, as major life changes aren't that common, but when they do I sit quietly and marinate in the possibilities. I suppose it seems strange to those who know me in real life to have me suddenly fall silent. It's nothing personal about them. I just learned long ago that I need to know my own mind on the big stuff before I am ready to dissect it over a cup of tea.
If you know me in the real world, or have been wondering where I've gone....I'm pondering.
If you need to find me, I'll be scrubbing the oven or hand buffing the wooden floors. I learned years ago that in physical labor I find a place where my ADD brain slows from a raging torrent to a softly flowing brook, and I need that right now.
Welcome to my quiet place. Please take off your shoes and walk softly. I'm working on stuff here.