Sunday, August 16, 2009

Solitude


I have a house where I go
When there's too many people,
I have a house where I go
Where no one can be;
I have a house where I go
Where nobody ever says "no";
Where no one says anything- so

There is no one but me.

- A.A. Milne "Solitude" Now We Are Six

9 comments:

mamauk said...

What a beautiful tent...and photo!
XXX

nicola said...

sweet. is he in your garden? i love now we are six. the very name "when we are young and now we are six" just makes me grin ear to ear.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

gardenmama said...

so very, very beautiful Marina!
a lovely reminder of the sometimes quiet meditation of play...

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Very sweet. I love "Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit, There isn't any other stair quite like it..."

Lisa said...

I love this post! So sweet and gentle. I love it when I see the kids taking time for themselves.

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

must.share.with.kaulini.first.thing.in.the.morning....
<3
thank you again for my present <3 <3 i need to get back to you asap ahhh the insanity!! glad to see you 'back' ;)

Marina said...

Thank you all so much!

MamaUK- Matteo had asked me to help him build a tent, so we put together some old branches and draped it with an old quilt- I think I love it more than the wooden outdoor playhouse :)

Nicola- Yes that is our yard, the plum seige FINALLY ended so it was safe to venture onto the grass again

Thank you so much Gardenmama and Lisa! It was sweet to see him in his own "space" physically and mentally

Renee- I LOVE that quote, I had to look it up to get it in it's entirety! Thanks for passing that along!

Nicole- you're welcome :) I hope you're getting some sleep and are remembering to breathe...

Tahara said...

Oh, I wish I had such a house sometimes :-)

Lisa said...

Oh, the innocence of AA Milne! I am so in love with everything he has ever written. This poem is so perfect for this photo.

lisa