Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Still, quiet darkness.

I love the pre-dawn darkness, the secret silence of it as the World turns closer to the wakening. In these quiet moments of solitude I sit in my bedroom, lit by a candle, gathering my thoughts to me as I weave together the strands for the coming day. My little piebald cat, old and saggy like bagpuss pressed against my legs, purring so very softly into the patchwork quilt.

The buttery candlelight creates a glamour that no lightbulb ever could and I savour these minutes as I savour my tea. Long, slow sips of magic.


Bovey Belle said...

That sounds like a lovely start to your day. I woke up - running - especially in my head, so I am desperate for daylight so I can Get On!

Gemma Mortlock said...

Sounds magical! I do love the atumn but i miss the long lazy days of summer so much :(
Hope all's well?
Hugs Gem

Simone said...

Hello Yarrow, I found you through blog hopping. I love sitting by candlelight too as I posted on my blog yesterday. You have a lovely quiet and gentle blog.

Dragonfly Dreams said...

What a delightful way to start the day!

Yarrow said...

Yes, BB, I imagine you often wake up running, haha :D

Hey, Gem, thanks for dropping by :D

Hi Simone and Dragonfly Dreams, thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment, I love new visitors :D