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The Quiet of a Peaceful Morning - A Short Story

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I'm a young author who is trying to make a break in the world of writing. I have experience writing short stories, books, and reviews.

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A Peaceful Morning

In my opinion, sunrise is the most peaceful time of day. The world is waking up and the sky is pretty colors. Everything seems quieter at this time and where I live, there is no rush to be ready and out the door.

Sunlight streams in through the kitchen window, giving the entire space enough natural light to illuminate the white and brown counters and providing food to the many plants that populate this room. My kitchen screams comfort and home. Pale yellow covers the wall and compliments my yellow and green cookware. The kitchen is small with a tiny island in the center. Pictures cover both the wall and the countertops where there aren't plants, cookware, or drying herbs from the garden.

The clanging from grabbing a pan is the only sound other than the birds chirping outside. I take the pan and place it on the small stove. A bit of wind rushes in through the open window, it’s good to breathe in a bit of fresh air. Today my breakfast will consist of chocolate chip pancakes drizzled with the wild violet syrup I made yesterday along with a small bowl of freshly picked berries from the garden.

I do my best to take things slow. Making my breakfast in the morning gives me the same feelings as meditation, I become calm, focused, and ready to take on the day. I make sure I am attentive with every circle the wooden spoon makes through the batter and I do my best to remain patient as my tea brews. Food tastes better when it is cooked with patience and care.

The smell of warmth floods the air around me as the pancakes cook. My heart fills with happiness and gratitude that I get to experience this every morning, that this is my life.

I take extra care to present my meal in the most appetizing way I possibly can. Since I only have two hands, a wooden tray comes in handy for carrying my plate, bowl, and cup outside to the porch table. I check the seat for bugs and puddles and when I’m satisfied I lower myself down.

My view is absolutely amazing. The sky is still in the process of turning blue and rays of light create beams through the trees’ leaves. Around me is the garden I worked so hard to create and make bountiful, ranging from colorful flowers to herbs to even the produce I eat. Trees create a barrier from the outside world and a dirt path from my house to the road is long and lined with wood sorrel.

I make sure to spend time appreciating every delicious bite. The food is nice and sweet and my tea does a great job of waking me up. Cool air surrounds me and I feel comforted by the nature I am lucky to be so close to. Even though I have to wake early to catch everything the morning has to offer, it is so worth it to be able to have a similar internal clock as nature. For others, my life is merely a dream but I managed to make this dream a reality.

Mornings are my favorite time of day.


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