Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Green means go
London, ON, February 2009
I've been waking up at 4-ish lately, part of my deliberate plan to boost productivity and simplify things a little. The few hours before the house comes alive are remarkably peaceful: Telemarketers aren't calling, the dog isn't barking at squirrels through the living room window and I'm not staring at the clock, racing to finish some think-work before the kids get home from school.
I love the buzz of a full, vibrant house like nobody's business, but often I need deep quiet if I'm going to truly crank out something worth reading. That this little snippet of quiet time seems to be good for my soul, too, is a bit of an added bonus.
Never mind that today wasn't supposed to be such a day. I planned to sleep in to the usual 6:45 a.m. and take the munchkins to school. But my brain seems to have decided to make other plans. So here I sit, writing. Quietly.
Your turn: Why quiet matters. Please discuss.
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