Friday, May 22, 2009

A Few Thoughts

Just a few thoughts.

There are people who get their energy from other people/crowds/noise. Then there are those like me who are totally sapped by those things. We get our energy by being quiet/not talking/not hearing anyone else talk.

I'm in one of those places this morning. We've had company all week and have enjoyed it, but we've done a whole lot of talking and I'm worn out. The problem I have is this: Our company is still here and my husband still talks.

I've never known how to work all this out. When I taught school, all I wanted to do was come home and be quiet. For nine years our grandson and daughter lived with us and I didn't have much quiet--ever. They moved out and I retired. I spent months sitting in my living room loving every minute of the quietness.

I don't know how people who are constantly in the limelight or have big families cope unless they get their energy from noise. As I said, these are just a few thoughts.


  1. One blessing of being a preacher is I get some of that quiet time to study, think, reflect, write as part of my work. That isn't all of it, of course, but if I don't have some of that time I can't produce anything. wb

  2. I'm the same way. Eventually I learned that if I want to enjoy prolonged gatherings of Brandon's extremely-extroverted family, I have to go away every few hours and spend time alone. Even if I just go in a back room and read for half an hour, it gives me my mental space.