But tonight I had this very simple moment to relax.
I was walking down the hall when I was drawn to the picture window. I pulled the curtains back to see if my car windows were rolled up, but the silence just drew me in. I saw two still swings highlighted by the gentlest of moonlight, one scooter dumped by the curb and a second properly stowed on the porch, a single hula hoop, two soccer balls, and one soccer goal. My cozy vantage point, a striped chair had been turned upside down in an attempt to build a fort.
Stopping to savor the stillness and calm in a simple glimpse of pairs, a true reflection of my world.