Thursday, October 20, 2005

Safe at home


I got home late last night and promptly tucked my weary head into bed. Travel doesn't agree with me. I'm a very comfortable flyer, but I don't enjoy being away from home and off my routine.

So coming home and waking up with a kindergartner's head resting on my shoulder was a very grounding experience for me. The early-morning patter that echoed through the house as we all got ready for work and school was music to my ears. I'm sure I'll view the morning routine less poetically next week, but being away for a bit sure does heighten one's appreciation of these little things.

I think today's picture is a cool one. I was lucky to have a brief while to walk around Boston's Back Bay and downtown core around the Prudential building. This one's taken from an alley behind the Sheraton, and includes both buildings in stark, geometric relief. Who says modern architecture is uniformly boring?

25 comments:

Yaeli said...

There's no place like home. :o)We'll have to get you a pair of ruby slippers Carmi!! Isn't it funny how the most boring and mundane things, like making the kids lunch, or feeding the dog, can be the most comforting and grounding experiences. We humans are creatures of habit, as much as we try to deny it. :o)

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Welcome back. I'm looking forward for my time away from routine next weekend.

mar said...

Interesting picture . And I am happy to hear that you are happy :D Have a nice weekend.

kenju said...

The photo is a study in geometry, Carmi, and a good one. Glad you are back home safely! Michele sent me this time.

Plain Jane said...

LOVELY photo and welcome home. :)

Diva said...

Boring? Boring? Bah! It creates a landscape like none other, and your picture proves it. Beautfiful - I can't pull my eyes away from it.

Glad you're home safely!

Busy Mom said...

Welcome home! What a neat picture.

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Hi there, Michele sent me. Great picture; so stark it's almost a drawing.

Oreo said...

Nice to see you again. Glad you got home safe. You won't catch me on one of those things!!

Dlynne said...

Really cool picture....There is nothing like coming home after being away for a few days. Everything routine seems new again, at least for a day or two. Glad you had a safe trip! Michele sent me this time around....Have a good weekend!

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Child at that age are so loving. Enjoy every moment.

Love the picture.

O yeah here from michele

Barbara said...

Hi Carmi - Your children are so lucky to have such a loving Dad!
Michele sent me, but I would have stopped by anyway!

kenju said...

Carmi, I hope you are enjoying your weekend at home with the children and Morah Mommy. We are having thunderstorms at present, and we need rain so badly that I will not fuss about them, but I'll probably have to turn off the computer very soon.

Michele sent me.

anne said...

Hi Carmi - Michele sent me.

Nice pic, very interesting composition.

-E said...

Great image. I seem to be the opposite of you though, I love traveling. I do that much better than the same ol same ol of being home. Oh that I could have a job that required a great deal of travel....

Michele sent me. Have a great weekend.

MissMeliss said...

Welcome home, or something :)

I love all your pictures, but this one...it's like 'found' beauty.

Rhodent said...

Welcome back home!

Kimberly said...

Modernist architecture boring? No way! As with any other style/period, there's both good and bad. I decided to go to architecture school while living in Boston, which has more wonderful architecture than do most American cities.

Tabor said...

That photo looks a little familiar. I remember my visit to Boston one thing I noticed was the somewhat jarring contrast in traditional and modern architecture.

Last Girl On Earth said...

Hey Carmi! I love that picture. I'm into skyscrapers! Hope you are having a good weekend. Michele sent me this time. How cool is that?

Last Girl On Earth

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Gee I've been here a lot this weekend! Here via Michele's though you are on my daily visit list!

Hope you are having a great Saturday.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Home is where the heart is.

Michele sent me this way.

Carson said...

I rarely get to travel without my posse of 2 kids and husband, but in August I was away for Two! Whole! Nights! I called them about every 5 minutes. And seeing them run out yelling "mommy mommy" when the car drove up was wonderful.

ribbiticus said...

glad you got home safe. pretty cool picture during your walkabout too. here via michele. and thanks for the visit earlier. :)

TC said...

What a great pic! I love the lines!

What a sweet way to wake up and feel like you are really home. Awww.

Michele sent me