Peace and Quiet

Quiet mornings with my book and a cup of tea.

A walk by the lake with my husband.

Sitting on the deck with only the sound of the breeze through the trees.

Chat, just chat, with all stressful subjects banned for the week.

A drive up the road looking for moose; we haven't seen any yet but I live in hope.

Cell phones that don't work here.

A game of cribbage or two.

Conversations that don't have to be edited for the ears of teenagers who hear everything except what you want them to hear.

Puttering around with my camera.

The slow letting go of the constant anxiety that has been dominating our lives.

A cabin just big enough for two.

Plans for a hike tomorrow.

Ice cream and chocolate at any and all times of day.

The sound of the river across the road.

Falling asleep in the middle of the afternoon and waking up to realize it doesn't matter because there is nothing you need to do.

Finishing a book and immediately reaching down and picking up another one.

Another cup of tea and another quiet conversation.

New Hampshire, I think I like you.