May 15, 2012

the house at night

Our house at night has an air of silence that brings me comfort.  The light gives off an orange glow in the kitchen, making it a place of refuge, while the rest of the house is hidden in darkness.  This is my house - the way it usually is, with dishes left in the sink and numerous trinkets sitting on the windowsill.  A bottle of silver nail polish, a telephone, a letter to be mailed, a spray bottle for hair, scissors, tea bags, salt grinder, and home-grown peonies in a blue vase.  They are still at night, and that's what gives me comfort.  When the people are inside, they are the focus, but when everyone is asleep, I notice the little things that make this place my home.  I like my house at night.

12 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Olivia :)

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  2. love this perspective, girl. so homey and perfect. (:

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  3. You always seem to be able to communicate what you want to say in a perfect way. =) Nothing is the same as your own home...;) That description of the things on your windowsill/counter sounds identical to mine. Having two little sisters that love to make crafts can do that to a house. =P (by the way, I love the picture that you posted on Twitter, of you in the field with the cat. I'd love to hang out there too. <3)

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  4. Yes! I'm sitting in our dark living room at night right now, and it's so comforting. There's something very special about it all.

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  5. Yes! I'm sitting in our dark living room at night right now, and it's so comforting. There's something very special about it all.

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  6. you have such a way with words, olivia. this is beautiful.

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  7. Just found your blog and your words are captivating.

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  8. It said everything perfectly. :)
    And awesome photos, reminds me of my house.

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  9. so pretty. love this perspective. there's no place like home. (:

    kailyn

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  10. okay... sorry, this is going to sound weird, but I've been saving up for a nice camera, and I was wondering if I would still be able to get good pictures at night time inside. looks like it -- yay!

    awesome shots, anyway. and i loved this whole post. it felt very real and homey :)

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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