As Storm Desmond batters the UK, I am enjoying a solitary day at home, looking out of my top-floor flat window at the world going by.
In total silence.
I can hear my neighbours’ children stomping around, squealing with delight and the wind whistling through the multi-tonal trees in the park. Every now and then, a few leaves in various shades of yellow, red and brown, will blow past the window.
Angry-looking storm clouds drift past, carrying the promise of rain.
I can see the trains full of passengers, steaming past.
I can see a man walking his dog, coat wrapped tightly around him against the wind; his dog oblivious to the adverse weather.
All from the comfort of my dining table and computer.
I’ve come over all reflective today but I really cherish these moments of peace.
I feel calm and relaxed. My own little Saturday meditation.
What do you do to collect your thoughts? Do you meditate? Go for a walk?