secret hermits, reading

Usually I get up early and hide with coffee, reading and blogging. This morning I read a chunk of Doris Lessing’s “Memoirs of a Survivor” (which I recommend to anyone who likes books where nothing happens.) I try to be quiet so as to give Rook and Moomin extra sleep & also because I like the solitude.

This morning I just realized both of them had been awake the last hour. Rook in bed lying on his stomach since his back is still sunburned, writing up notes of a role-playing game – Moomin his bed quiet as a fawn, reading comic books. We were all in separate rooms pretending the other ones didn’t exist. That’s how my mom and dad and sister and I hung out when I was growing up – in separate quiet corners – happy as toast if we can have “read night” and bring our books to the dinner table during the one time we were all in the same room.

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2 Responses to secret hermits, reading

  1. wired says:

    When I was 14, our spring vacation consisted of flying to Edmonton, buying books you can only get in Canada, and reading them. Heaven!Even now, my favorite dates with Matt involve going out to restaurants and reading at each other.

  2. Sally says:

    A nice word on your part.