So I’m sitting here looking out the window while I type this. Ok, that’s not entirely true. I can’t not look at the keyboard when I’m typing. I’m not that good of a typist.

It’s the middle of October, unseasonably warm, grey, and windy as hell. The hummingbird feeder is turning a slow circle – I should refill it, but the wind will only make it dribble onto the porch and I’ve got enough flying, stingy things around as it is. Everything my eyes can see from this window is in motion, some of it violent. The weather app on my phone says that there’s a storm coming.

I know how it feels.

I’m restless. I mean I always feel a little like this come fall but, today, it feels like it’s too much. Even the music is too loud.

So I shut it off.

Today needs to be a quiet day. I need to sort out what’s got me on edge. To step back from the noise and think.  So I’m going to try something new. I’m going to turn off the sound on my phone and try and spend as much time as I can in the quiet. And that goes double for the internet. No facebook, no twitter, no internet if I can help it. Time to step back and unplug for a bit. To get some distance from the shock and disappointment that’s become too common now-a-days.

I can see that it’s already started to rain. Might be that it’s time to curl up with a book a warm cup of something.

Here’s hoping you all find a bit of peace in the storm.