Friday, April 20, 2012

Q is for Quiet

Welcome back to the A-Z Blog Challenge, and my Letters of Gratitude. Q is for Quiet, especially the quiet hours of the morning.

The favorite part of my writing day is the very early "wee hours of the morning," as the song says. Before the house wakes up and the activities of a busy family begin, the early morning quiet has always been so important to me.

My husband and I have gotten into the habit of soaking in the hot tub, waiting and watching the sun rise. These days, there is the shadow of a chalky moon in the sky, and the last few stars. I love the canopy of black turn into a deep vibrant blue, and then lighten until everything is covered in a golden glow.

Hard not to be inspired with this splash of color. Nature's bounty. Evidence of a great day unfolding. I also spend a half hour writing in my journal, and reading some select pieces that bring me things that enhance the quality of my life.

But when the owls are hooting and the early birds are just beginning to stir, there is a magic that descends over my laptop. I love the words written then.

What about you? What do you do in the early "wee hours of the morning?"


  1. That's my walk time, when it's still cool, and I'm able to watch the sun come up. My brain isn't actually functioning. I like the late hours in the evening for writing, when it's quiet, and I don't have to think about what needs to be accomplished that day.

  2. Nice, Judy. Love the idea of the early morning walk, before all the heat of the day. Great idea to write after all the "To Do's" are either done, or transferred to our next day list.