Thursday, December 06, 2007

No Time for Sunsets

I miss twilight.

Each new week I look at my calendar and see a list of things that needs to be done. Tonight I took gate money at the Junior High ballgame...and tomorrow I will attend my son's third game this week. Three more games in the days ahead, a music program and a theater practice, performed just for me. Cleaning after school to earn money to stay a little less far behind, laundry, supper, dishes, sleep.

I miss my sunsets and having time to just be. I miss curling up with a book, writing letters and having no place to go.
With Christmas just on the horizon, I feel a bit cheated when I look around at all our lovely decorations, but cannot be home to enjoy them. Schedules are filled to the brim with things that need attending, and I want time to slow down. These days it's not about saying 'no', but rather keeping up with what must be. I feel the strain on all of us, being put on time lines when we're used to having our own moments together.

The weekend is a breath away; I'm anxious for the respite and for a quiet Kansas sunset.


John said...

These are sure some magnificent sunsets! I can see why you miss them and can empathize with you on the fast pace at which our lives travel these days.

Hopefully you and a sunset will find time for each other soon.

Mike said...

Hang in there Lorster and take some time for yourself! If you wanna a good laugh...think of me learning to play guitar, its a hoot! :-)

Mrs. Salty said...

During this busy season may you be able to take time to sit down with a good book and cup of tea and enjoy your decorated home.

There is great pleasure in that.

alan said...

With our later start time, I'm actually walking into the building at sunset this last week, and it's been quite a treat!

Of course, coming home just a bit before sunrise isn't so much of one...

I hope the holidays are wonderful for you and yours! Perhaps a few moments peace will find their way your direction as well!