Weekend Peace And Quiet

IMG_0437After a few days of the hurly-burly of Manhattan I am especially looking forward to a few days of peace and quiet.  I’m hoping for the weekend equivalent of this vista from one of the scenic overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway, where the distances were vast and the expanse swallowed up all sound but for the wind murmuring among the hills below.

We all value our weekends, but often they are packed with engagements and events, dinner parties and commitments.  We enjoy those weekends, to be sure, but it’s also nice to have the occasional weekend where there isn’t much on the calendar and the idle hours lie ahead like empty hills that stretch far way to the blue horizon.

Maybe we’ll go to a movie, or for a walk if the weather permits.  Or maybe we’ll do nothing much except enjoy some conversation over a cup of coffee and the quiet pleasure of sitting comfortably side-by-side as we read our books.