A quiet place (365:003)

A quiet place by Gary Allman
A quiet place. Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Five people (and four cats) are a lot to fit into our small house.

Space for quiet reflection, navel contemplation, introspection and general sulking and skulking about is necessarily at a premium. This is my retreat. Sat here on the bed in our room I’m just about hidden from view, if not out of earshot of the turmoil that the kids can generate. Though to be fair to the big kids, the smallest one makes and instigates more noise than everyone else put together. 

Tonight I came here to wind down after a fairly long day at the wheel, driving the four hundred odd miles to collect the kids from the Amtrak station in St Louis. The kids have been with their father in Chicago for the past week, today marks the end of the Christmas break and the end of a nice period of peace and quiet for us.

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.