Sunday, June 24, 2012

She cannot risk the noises


Deep in her heart she prays for older kids to be playing silently. Or else outside. But with summer sun in the noon, she knows that will not be possible. Then somebody walks in the room and she hopes they tiptoe their way back. And that they do not bang the door shut on their way out. That no guests – announced or unannounced drop in – for they will ring the shrill bell. That the loud whistle of the cooker should not pop off. That she does not have to use the mixer-grinder at this hour. That nobody asks her for stuff she keeps in the cupboards of last bedroom. She would prefer if TV could be enjoyed – when muted and that the bikes in the alley were all fitted with silencers. That monkeys could find some other place for chit-chat than their terrace.

Yes, she looks forward to a pin drop silence. She cannot risk the noises. Not even the slightest ones. Not with her youngest (1.5 year old) sleeping or trying to sleep in the last room.

Linking with Five Minute Friday
Linking with Write on Edge

12 comments:

  1. That's a perfect description of how I feel when my husband tries to sleep after a night shift!

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    1. Good to see that the thoughts matched again :)

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  2. This is incredible. I liked the shift of focus from the story being about her to being about her child.
    Also left me wondering why it was so important the child not be disturbed...

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    1. The sleeping child would have woken up at loud noises. So she did not want to take the risk.

      "Not with her youngest (1.5 year old) sleeping or trying to sleep in the last room."
      So it was important that the child not be disturbed.
      Thank you for the visit. And such kind words.

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    2. ah - thanks. I couldn't see the "." and read it as 15 year old.

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    3. It is good to have removed the element of doubt :) Thanks

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  3. Wanted more. But I know the rules. =)
    At first, I thought she had a migraine!
    Thanks for sharing at 5-minute Friday. It is such a great writing exercise. And I love William Wordsworth.

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    1. Thank you Laura. Your encore is highly appreciated. And I am glad you notices William Wordsworth.

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  4. Vivid images. I well remember when my daughter was a baby it was such a relief when she settled down to sleep that I didn't want anything to wake her up.

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    1. Thank you Carver. Yes, I guess it is the same story everywhere.

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  5. Wonderful story. We all have been there... me I am an early riser and Jim is not... so thankfully I have the yard to work in. LOL.

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    1. Thank you. It is really good to hear such beautiful thoughts from you, especially with fire and all going in your neighborhood.
      Thank you so much for your support.

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Since every thought is a seed, I am looking forward to a delicious harvest.