The Underdog Triumphs

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sound of Silence

I have been taking late afternoon or early evening walks around my neighborhood lately. I don't put on headphones, or walk at any particular pace--I just walk, like in a conscious trance. I'm aware of all that is around me. The old houses built close together, the chairs, swings and toys on the front porch, the couples holding hands pushing a stroller or walking their dog, the multi-generational families getting out of the car and heading towards the red front door and the leaves in their stages of color crunching under my feet. I can't help but smile when I see the neighborhood kids tossing a ball or playing tag as the air begins to crisp and at any moment they will probably be called into dinner in their houses that seem so inviting.

I picture what the houses look like inside and picture myself walking barefoot on the wood floors hearing the creeks and whistle of the radiator. I can see myself standing in the kitchen chopping vegetables and making a hearty soup or stew from scratch or laying on a cushy couch reading in front of the big front window.

A sense of warmth emanate from these houses and I see the possibilities of what life can someday be.


Blogger Cheryl said...

I do the same thing. It's something about fall that brings it out.

4:35 PM  

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