Early morning solitude


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I’m sitting here right now listening to the crickets.  It’s such a soothing sound.  See, I usually miss that in the morning because I turn on the tv to catch the morning news…you never know what might have happened while you were sleeping….heck, the conservatives might have overthrown the liberal government in the town where I live (not likely to happen, thank goodness, but if it happened while I was sleeping, I’d like to know about it before venturing out into a world where everyone is carrying loaded handguns and insisting that everyone pray to their God, rather than to whatever God you might choose to worship), the stock market could have made a miraculous recovery and my 401K could be worth millions this morning (I’d hate to find that out after I got to work  because I’m not sure how I’d explain to my boss that now that I’m a millionaire, I’m taking early retirement, so “see ya”…hmm…I guess that’s exactly how I could tell him), or the rest of the world could have been destroyed by that perilously close meteorite, which, I guess, as long as I’m hearing it on the morning news, would mean that my little corner of the world missed the destruction part of the meteorite hit so what would I be worried about…well, other than the loss of life and stuff in other areas of the world.

So anyhow, I guess this is my way of expressing how I’m glad I  took the time to listen to the crickets this morning…of course, if one manages to find its way into the house, Spooky will literally tear it limb from limb…not a particularly peaceful beginning to the day for the cricket, is it?

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8 Responses

  1. I’m just gearing up for a run, having half of a banana and a cup of tea. As the intervals lean more to the running minutes and less to the walking, I’m finding it a bit of a struggle. I hear what you’re saying about taking time to “hear the crickets”. We get a lovely symphony every night. Crickets have always been my favourite “bug” and are considered good luck (although not when you get them in the house and they keep you awake or chew your clothing!). Just scoot them out of the house with a broom and dustpan. Enjoy today, and thanks for sharing your post.

    • I always try to rescue the crickets from Spook, she thinks I’m taking away her favorite toy when I pick them up and put them outside the door. She’s gotten to the place where she’ll grab one and run with it because she knows I’ll take it away from her…mean little cat. Those crickets really can make a lot of noise inside the house, can’t they?

  2. I’m about the begin my trip to solitude. Ah….glorious solitude. It gives us time to reflect and do some inner “detailing”. BTW: I’ve had this thing about crickets and I will gently lift them up with a soft tissue and set them free on the outside. Any other insect that invades my humble abode isn’t given that consideration. I don’t know why I’m that way about crickets…maybe a childhood thing! ✯◡✯

    • I’m the same way with crickets…I’ll pick them up (bare handed, I might add..they kind of tickle your palm) and place them outside…probably so the birds can eat them, or so that they can find their way back into the house and become a cat toy.

  3. Aw, I love crickets too. I missed that this morning while trying to get Chevy back to her rightful owners. The walk first thing was good though!

  4. I love the night sounds, amazing how loud all those insects and critters can be sometimes.

    • Oh yeah, and then when you get a cricket in the house, they can drive you crazy…well, unless you have the little Spooky cricket murderer in your house.

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