Thursday, January 3, 2013

Waiting for the Bread to Bake - Mindful Writing Challenge


Quiet not silent. The fire popping and rumbling like water slowly boiling in a steel pot. And the bread machine grumbling a bit, kneading the bread one last time. Soon the yeasty, cinnamon smells will call to me. You’re supposed to cool the bread on a wire rack for an hour before cutting. I won’t. Except for me, an empty house. How wonderful! But, tonight, the chatter and giggles of grandchildren. Different moments, each special to me. Now, alone and quiet. Later the children's flurry of activity. Lucky me to have both moments (and the bread).

18 comments:

  1. so sweet! thanks for the peaceful and pleasant imagery. :)

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  2. Indeed, you are lucky. It all sounds wonderful, enjoy!

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  3. Enjoy the quiet Barb soon it will be really chaotic.

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  4. You produced a wonderful visual filled with scents and sounds in the quiet. Lovely, Barb!

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  5. This whole post makes me smile. Well done. And thank you. :)

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  6. This is a wonderful exercise, I am tempted to join.
    It’s such a pleasure to concentrate on small, deeply felt things, rather than pass through the day with eyes and mind firmly closed.

    Thank you Barb.

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  7. So beautifully stated. We are fortunate to have both kinds of moments and be able to love them both

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  8. I bet that tasted good. I wouldn't have waited either.

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  9. Yes. Lucky you indeed to have both plus the bread. :)

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  10. Wonderful overwhelming pleasures, - athe fragrance of the bread and the love of the grandkids! Have a lovely day tomorrow.

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  11. what a pleasant feeling, bread baking and grandchildren coming...have a piece of bread for me, please.

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  12. You are lucky - to have all three!!!! I love quiet most of all. I'm an introvert at heart. But, quiet is even more precious if the giggles of grandchildren/nephews interrupt it regularly :)

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  13. Sweet blessings, Andrea

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  14. I feel very comforted by this little vignette.

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  15. An empty house, full of smells. Wonderful!

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  16. Solitude and company - both essential to life. Glad you get to enjoy both.

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