Monday, January 25, 2010


..: exhale :..

Monday morning 10:18am
the children in trusted, loving hands

after a weekend without beloved husband, father, soulmate

At a favored French cafe
journal, and cafe au lait in hand

time to gather my thoughts
and recalibrate

getting my bearings back
my head empty,
to fill up again
with life's laundry list

for now
I will savor the quiet
the food before me
and be grateful for all the precious gifts and small moments
that I have been given the gift of this time alone
to see


Jen said...

Thanks for the virtual vacation :)

KD said...

I Love love LOVE that place. I'm so glad you had time to exhale!! :)

Alicia said...

I hope you enjoyed yourself and came home refreshed, so important to have these moments as a mother.

Nicole Spring said...

Oh Marina! I am so so glad you had this moment after your weekend!!! <3 <3 <3 What a nice spot to relax, too :)
Sending you love!!!XOXO

Jenne said...

A morning well spent. As always, beautiful images that just take me there.

Joy said...

What a nice place to get away to! I'm glad you were able to do that for yourself. Have a wonderful week!

Nicole Benjamin said...

such a lovely spot to just be.
beautiful photos as always : )

Andrea said...

That looks lovely. You really need those moments to happen, especially after survival mode weekends.

nicola@which name? said...

good for you, marina, i can picture it. ;) but you sound tired. your sweet email and comments to me, but you never mentioned you were on your own this weekend! huge hugs. unfortunately, i understand all too well and i can guess where I was. hugs.

Anonymous said...

It is so nice to have a few moments to yourself to gather your thoughts,and return to your home refreshed and re-energised.

Jenna said...

Oh, those pictures! What a lovely coffeeshop...thank you for taking me there as I was eating my oatmeal and tea in front of the computer (honestly I try not to) I feel virtually refreshed!

Heather said...

This is such a gorgeous post, and I felt more serenve just reading it. Have a wonderful week

Lisa said...

How wonderful! A beautful moment to yourself. I recognize that cafe! moments like that are precious!

Have a great week!