Photo Prayer 2020-46 -- Favorite Places

My favorite places to read or write are busy with conversation and movement — breakfast at Sungate Diner or lunch at Rebecca’s Cafe or Libby’s Restaurant. I sit at the counter or to one side at a small table. The staff get to know me but I try not to get to know the regulars even though I am one. I don’t want to talk. I want to enjoy my solitude in company, silence in the midst of chatter. That is how it used to be. Now, isolated by the pandemic, my new favorite spot is in my yard next to the state highway, a fence separating us. I can hear the busy people speeding by, eager to reach their destinations. I sit, only my eyes or a pencil moving across the page. I find the place calming, like sitting next to the ocean, the waves crashing, the sound of eternity.

Photo taken at the author’s newest favorite spot on his leasehold in Arden, Delaware, the fence to the right.
Photo and text copyright 2020 by Danny N. Schweers.

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Kerry wrote:
Beautiful sentiments Danny!

Alice wrote:
Beautiful colors.

Sybil wrote:
Lovely… we all need a place to hide-away and just be.....

Bernadette wrote:
BEAUTIFUL! Totally get it! Like same kind of atmosphere. (Except the planes at night). Then I like to listen to silence.

James wrote:
The need for background noise to enable productivity is something for me too. For me, when writing something, I go to the library and sit at one of the tables on the 2nd floor overlooking the first floor. With the to and fro of the two levels, I am soothed — or distracted — into cranking my own stuff.

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