Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Long Winter's Nap

What a superb time to follow the lead
of Mother Nature~
everything is at rest.
Spring is waiting right around the corner
to com endear our daylight hours.
Today is yours.
Find peace and appreciate the stillness of the season.
Go ahead ~ indulge
A nap
The word itself sounds like bliss unexpectedly found.
Visions of the 6 year old boy or girl you once were
exhausted my frolicking in the snow,
and the extra weight of the clothes,
now in by the fire, fed and full,
nose and toes warming and red,
wrapped in a favorite comfort,
and lids become heavy and soon close.
The clock on the wall making it's rhythmic tock
until it's no longer heard by little ears.
A nap

January for some reason evokes the image of a soft light
in a dimly lit corner,
a book in a quilted lap,
a half cup of tea left, now barely tepid,
maybe a beloved pet curled up near by, 
and a head tipped to be supported by the edge of the chair.
Alas, a nap

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. The older I get, the more I like naps.

  2. Beautiful sentiment! Your words and image touch my heart with memories today. Thank you.

  3. Ah...the delicious feel of a nap, love it!

  4. There is nothing like a nap!!! You have me wanting one already and it is still morning :)

  5. Is that a dulcimer I see in your picture? I have two of them. There's nothing more peaceful before taking a nap than fingerpicking that beautiful instrument!

    1. Well yes it is:) I love the sound of a dulcimer.....except when I attempt to play. I have a friend who is quite musical & he offered to tune it for me which it is in dire need of. Maybe he can demonstrate how to use it too ~ so I can just listen.