Saturday, March 27, 2021

A Place to Pause #SOSMagic

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. The day we take the remaining firewood from the back porch and bring out the patio furniture.

My porches are places where I take time for myself. A place where I write and read and think and work and dream...

a place to pause.

Tonight as I write this post, I pause and listen:

    a train bellows in the distance; another replies,

        two geese fly over, honking good night,

            a robin frantically chirps, shouting danger to his friends,

                   children laugh, trying to squeeze in a few more minutes of playtime before sundown,

                        a dog howls at the sirens down below the hill,

                                and the timer goes off telling me my husband's chocolate chip cookies are                                                     warm and ready for that cold glass of milk chilling in the freezer.

Yes...a place to pause.

I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic


  1. Porches are so dreamy.
    What a beautiful reflection!
    Thank you for sharing what you were experiencing in your pause.
    (Ohhh! I love that you chill your milk in the freezer!)

  2. Beautiful front porch post... hoping soon to move outside again. We got new children on our one lane road— can't wait to hear their banter! XO

  3. I really like the way you created this list of things you notice while pausing. Makes me want to pause again and again.

  4. So many sounds surround us, but if we don't pause, we miss them. Now I'm wishing for a warm chocolate chip cookie and ice cold milk!

  5. You created a lovely place to pause!