Monday, April 28, 2008

This Morning

This morning I enjoyed the best cup of coffee. I was sitting outside my house taking in the morning rays and just being. While listening to the birds chirping and watering my lawn, I sat there for about an hour and just listened. It has been a while since I just sat and listened. At first all I could hear were the birds. The birds in my neighborhood are quite intense. We have doves, owls, bluebirds and lil tiny brown birds. All the birds were noisy this morning. Then I started to listen to the water. Then the breeze in the trees.
I was journaling and got to thinking that I remind myself often times of a character in one of my favorite children's books. The book is called Frederick. It's about a field mouse who sits and seemingly is doing nothing while all the other field mice are busy preparing for the winter. The other field mice begin to get irritated with Frederick, like why are you just sitting there doing nothing while we do all the work at which point Frederick defends his actions. He says that he is gathering colors for the cold winter days, and stories for the quiet still of winter, and poems for the lonely nights. I am a Frederick field mouse. I find it quite easy to sit and just be. Although, I am required to do laundry and dishes, and dusting, and taxi cab driving, and all kinds of other stuff I would much rather sit and listen and watch. I love to sit and watch, listen, and hopefully learn. This morning what I learned is that I wish I had more mornings like this one. I am thankful for the mornings that I do get like this. Where the world stops and the coffee taste so, so good!!

10 comments:

shontell said...

mmm. I love those times. i actually have a favorite sip of coffee in each cup.

noel said...

wow. every sip a favorite. that's pretty cool , usually for me it's just some cups are good some are really good and then some are fabulous and those don't last long enough.

Jen in Budapest said...

I love the mornings when coffee tastes so good.

Sorry I missed your call! Darn it all! I'm gonna try and call you here soon. Love you.

TPluckyT said...

Me too, Noel . . . me too . . .

Jeni said...

Usually when the coffee tastes the best for me is when I buy my coffee and take it to walk by the river, or around my neighborhood. In those moments I somehow enjoy and appreciate my life more than any other time. The taste of freedom in those moments flavors the coffee.

noel said...

jen- great to chat with you today though. never long enough. 73days left til your tri, how do you even have time to blog?
tim- are you a fredrick field mouse also?
jeni- yes a purchased cup of coffee is splendid often times just because you didn't have to make it.

TPluckyT said...

No I'm not . . . I just want to be very badly . . . But I do like coffee . . .

noel said...

oh so that me too, me too was in reference to coffee? i get it now. takes me a minute sometimes.

TPluckyT said...

I could have better said, "pick me, pick me" expressing that I like the thought of being able to stop and reflect, but I struggle . . .

noel said...

i am just confused tim and, most of the time it takes me a minute to get everything in life.
i wish that i wasn't but sometimes i think my confusion causes me to sound really smart :)

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