“ Peace – it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work, it needs to be in the middle of these things and still be calm in your heart.” ~ Unknown
Those moments when you say goodnight to your children as they snuggle down in their beds, or when you give your youngest and noisiest of your grandchildren their hugs and kisses when it’s time for them to go home, return to base. The door closes, your eyes shut for a second and you listen to the sound of the silence, Finally… peace!
Well, I really can’t let that phrase go without remembering the last time I wrote it. Accompanied by my five children, all of us apprehensive and a little tearful, I visited my deceased husband at the Chapel of Rest. The undertaker, a family friend, asked if I would like to write a few words in the ‘Book of Remembrance’.
I thought about my husband’s struggle with cancer, so I wrote what I deemed to be appropriate, Our friend the undertaker picked up the book and remarked, I think you may have missed out the word AT or did you really mean to write Finally… Peace!
My late husband was a comedian by profession, so maybe he was guiding my hand. We may have walked into the chapel tearful, but just as he would have wanted, all of us walked out of there wearing a smile! His favourite phrase? “Always leave em laughing!!
Recently, my daughter Sophie and I took a walk in woodland; we made our way down a sloping path that was covered in ancient tree roots, an awkward path that led down to a shallow section of the River Nidd in North Yorkshire, the challenging pathway was well worth the effort, and if one can gourmandise on peace, then that is exactly what we did.
I suppose I should add a photo or two seeing as it’s a photo challenge, but I’m not going to do that, instead I’m going to leave you with a short video clip that really does pay homage to the word peaceful. I defy anyone to disagree!
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