Something that I have learned to love as a caregiver is the simplicity of a quiet house. A number of different times now I have found myself with someone who prefers a quiet home.
All external noise is turned off and from the inside of the home we find ourselves truly appreciating the tick of the clock, the clicking on of the furnace keeps us warm.
The music of the birds and the most simple blessings all disappear when TV, radio and the busyness of the world is allowed into our environment with one push of a button.
Sometimes there is nothing better than being in a silent room and truly appreciating the simplest and most basic blessings in life.
In the fast paced world as we know it today, multitasking and hurrying through each day trying to meet deadlines, due dates and appointments is not only an accepted way of life it has become an expected way of life.
The phrase “don’t over think it” seems to be a very popular and a somewhat accepted thought in our busy society. What if though, a moment never really truly happens until we process it through our minds and into our memories. Or in simpler terms “think about it”.
When we go through our days on “auto pilot” multitasking like robots in a routine of waking, pushing the ON button of our favorite form of access to the busy world, as we ingest all of the newest and latest updates and outrages from society, the moments that we are existing in are all being clouded by chaos and confusion.
What if the very reason we sometimes cling to STUFF (for memory sake) is because we never allowed ourselves to be fully present in the moment, so we cling to a reminder as if it holds the same value as the experience itself.
Quite possibly the Wisdom these beautiful Souls, I have the privilege of caring for, have shared with me is the preciousness of each and every second. It truly does not matter if the clock ticking next to us is an antique grandfather clock masterpiece or a battery operated wall clock. The true treasure is the time we are experiencing. The true naked time…..undressed from current day distractions, news reports, chaos and opinions of doom.
Like a shadow being cast on an object from the light before it, although it may appear to elongate our existence it can disappear in a second once the light is removed.
With Respect, Hope, Joy and Love, Carmela
6 thoughts on “Naked Time….. The Ticking Of The Clock”
The quiet times are really wonderful. I love to just sit in a quiet house with the crackle of the woodstove as the only noise.
Thank you for commenting. I found it interesting that most of my experiences have been women liking the quiet although I do remember of one man having his house very quiet as well. Thanks again, I always appreciate your comments.
My husband loves to sit outside at night and just listen to the owls in the summertime.
I have noticed that whenever I have trouble sleeping I go to the living room, sit in my comfortble recliner chair and listen for the tick tock of my kitchen wall clock.
With my eyes closed each beat of the clock’s second hand as it moves about the clock adds more meaning to the moment. Unwinding from the multi tasking world is a chore but as you indicated it needs to be done frequently.
Extracting ones busy self from the everyday world takes effort but it is worth it. 🙂
So true. Thanks so much for reading and your comments!
You are most welcome. Have a wonderful day. Take care. Be safe.