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Our Little Hide Away

Updated on July 13, 2016

Hot In The Sun

Eighty seven degrees outside

Two stand up fans and one ceiling fan blowing

Comfortable and cool inside

I can't believe no air conditioners

It's the middle of July

A cold glass of water by my side

We have an adorable three bedroom ranch

No big bedrooms or enormous dinning room table here

Behind the light sheer curtains dangling in each window

Are all the comforts of home

A cute eat in kitchen

Where many delicious home cooked meals have been served

In the next room

A big fire red sofa red chair with a matching couch giving plenty of room

A small flat screen t.v. used sparingly

Unheard of in this day and age

Where so many people need all the excitement and noise

This couple has found more joy

With lots of old fashioned one on one conversation to fill up each day

They find different ways to stretch out and kick back

Leaving the worries of the day behind

Each room painted In soft pastel colors

Easy on the eyes

So inviting

A great place to relax and unwind after a long day

You can see the bright orange flowers and vibrant pinks from every window

Planted along each flower bed

In the afternoon you can hear the soft beat of country music playing

Later in the evening all is quiet

You can see a man sitting at the table writing

Life expanding and pretty demanding at times

All is beautiful as a woman wraps her arms around him

Him giving her one sweet kiss on the lips

Love is in the air

Two people supporting each other's dreams and fantasies

Turning hours of time like wheels of a car always spinning

Into their own lovely reality

Where no matter how crazy the world gets

Peace and kindness saturate

Faster than a paper towel dropped on a water spill

All you can see

All you can feel

Is happiness in so many shapes and forms

That brings this line to an end

Only ready for another story to begin


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I can't figure out why the world is so crazy. Most of the things I see only make the world more beautiful and some how people take the same modern advances and turn them for bad. Computers, cell phones, prescription drugs the list is endless. I'm so happy to be home a enjoy the people I love and all the good feelings that come with it. Material things are nice and lots of fun but they will never replace love. Nellieanna I have so much fun trading ideas as if they were stocks on the New York Stock Exchange . I just felt my Idea Stock Exchange rise 300 points. Wow. Today is going to be a good day. Shanmarie That's so awesome. My mother and I once talked wouldn't be great if you had a corner of the house you could leave the tree up all year. You would close it off until Christmas and When December rolls around presto all done. Thank you all for reading and sharing.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Would you believe that our Christmas tree is still up? LOL. Still standing in the corner with the pinecone ornaments my children made the Christmas before last. We didn't (and still don't) have very many ornaments. They gathered those pinecones on their walk to and from school, and we saved them a couple of months until it was time to string ribbons on them. We also made cinnamon applesauce ornaments. They no longer have their smell, but the tree is still in the corner. My kids were giving me a hard time about it still being up just the other day. I told them I'll get around to taking it down after Christmas. ;)

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna Growing up my parents home was small but beautiful in so many ways. I enjoyed it very much and today I plan to make our home as loving and peaceful as that. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A life that is peaceful and tranquil is the best kind. I love it when I hear about the craziness in this world I can walk into my bedroom and feel the positive aura and relax.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      You’ve painted a lovely picture of ‘home’. . . . peaceful, serene, ‘far from the maddening crowd’. The place for togetherness with space for each person’s pursuits, whether it's writing or making family meals, gardening or tending to the home-fires or fans. Each person has that space, no matter how big or small a space it is.

      Here in Dallas, A/C seems like a necessity for about 5 months a year, but I well remember before they were commonplace, in fact when they were unheard of even in public buildings. I didn’t have one in my home for many years. I still turn mine off at night and open the windows. Even now when our daytime temperatures are around 100 degrees, I look forward to turning off the A/C and having some fresh air, especially where I sleep. Our little rituals make home meaningful, too.

      Yes, Michael. It is the treasures of the heart which make a home ‘rich’. It’s all the little and the big special things about it. I remember when my mother was getting older. Once she looked around her house with loving eyes and said it, “Everything I see, I love.” It’s not because it’s material things but it’s the memories associated with those things one sees, looking around at one’s familiar furnishings and little treasures in one’s home. In her case, it was also a lot of her own paintings, And it’s the remembered sounds of voices and music each sight recalls.

      Your mention of the Christmas trees of your home in your youth brought back memories of some of mine. One year, we had a scrubby cedar tree from the ranch as our Christmas tree. It is still memorable. As you say, the tree is what really mattered not additions to it. The tree symbolizes the spirit of the closeness of home and all it means.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Shanmarie I remember hearing the saying home is where your heart is. As long as you have love you have what really counts.Growing up having a Cristmas tree is all that mattered. All the rest the ornaments and the lights on a Christmas tree make it nicer but without the tree you have nothing. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      This does have a very peaceful quality to it. I really like the image of the fans blowing and the water, no air conditioning. Makes me think more of when I was younger. Of course, we had airconditioning, but it wasn't as hot the way it gets hot down here. I'm certain that before this summer is over, tempatures will soar above 100. I'm inside more than I am out, but that may be a good thing. I've already managed to burn myself once this year by forgetting the sunblock.

      I also like that you guys don't watch a lot of tv and just enjoy one another's company instead when you aren't doing your own thing. I'm not much of a big TV watcher either, most of the time. I don't think I"ve ever been. I'd rather be doing something creative myself or have my nose planted firmly in a book. Haha

      Your home sounds like a lovely hideaway.

      I don't know if I have one so much anymore. Maybe my own bedroom when I can havve it all to myself. I like hiding away alone. LOL.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Michael -Milec Giving and receiving beautiful feelings that are so powerful and true. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      2 years ago

      Peace and tranquility, everybody's soul desire being felt throughout of your beautiful day. Very nicely composed, Michael.


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