Early bird

Though it’s not early, it is early for my writing. I typically write in the afternoon or evening. It’s 9 am on a Sunday. I’ll log off soon to go to mass virtually.The air is still and gray outside. I’m ready to build a fire in the fireplace, though I have on short sleeves and birkenstocks. I could just put on a sweatshirt and socks, but I’m thinking the glow of a fire would be nice to warm the space. Light and heat beckon me. There is so much on the mind. How it will all get done. I’m feeling a weight as the week begins. A cup of coffee might help. Outside I can see my neighbor has completed his daily walk.The birds are bobbing near him. As I began this, and now as I end, the birds seem to be busy, and that they too want to nestle down for the chilly day. They are not chirping much. This could be a sign it’s a good day for staying in.

Published by kflockhart

I've enjoyed writing since the first grade, since my aunt gave me a journal so long ago to write in. Now I write to enjoy the moments. I write to stretch and share my thoughts. I write to connect and find calm. Raising three kids, three rabbits and two cats, with a school social work career, I need the daily refuge writing offers. The simple reflections allow for an abundance of memories to the hurried pace of life.

4 thoughts on “Early bird

  1. I was struck by your comment that you typically write at night. There is a sense of being unsettled and uncertainty about what the day will bring when the coffee hasn’t yet hit and the daylight has just arrived. Wondering how this felt, writing so early when you typically post later in the day. I get I was with you on this damp grey day.


  2. My Sunday began with an unusual calm because I am on Spring Break. I almost wrote about the stark difference between this Sunday feeling and most. Your piece here reminds me of most of my Sundays. A day of getting ready for the busy week ahead. The calm before the storm? And the desire to prolong the calm.


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