Sunday, August 21, 2011
Sunday night thoughts . . .
I'll admit that we both sighed a bit, realizing that the guests we'd invited actually were going to show up, that we'd have one more round of laundry and cooking and doing the social work that visiting is. You get busy, right? and sitting with friends, new or old, can feel something like work, something that keeps you from working your way down the to-do list.
But I'm glad that we made the (really very small) effort to put together an afternoon's refreshment, to cook and enjoy a meal together with people who matter to our son, to his friend, and now, to us. I'm glad that we slowed right down, did nothing for one whole day but focus on that visit. A bit ashamed that it should feel like such a big deal to slow down that much, but glad, nonetheless, that we did. Grateful to summer's leisure for nudging us in that direction.
And after enjoying a day together, after they left this afternoon, we napped, I swam (so delicious, one big saltwater swimming pool all to myself!), we read, we ate leftover paella and blackberry pie, and savoured the quiet of our own company as much as we'd savoured the company of guests. It's all balance, isn't it?
And after all those beautiful sunrise images, since we're going for balance, here is tonight's so-serene sunset.