Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N is for Nook

N is for Nook

Nook, a quiet, secluded corner in your home, usually used for reading. It would be a perfect world if every home had one. It would be a perfect world if everyone had a home, but that's a different subject.

I would love to snuggle on a bench nestled between a picture window, or find a corner in the house that is quiet when it's full of people laughing, talking or watching television. I did just that as a child. I'd look for the quiet refuge of my room or even a closet to read, ponder, or pray. Sometimes I'd just curl up and take a nap.

To hear the rain rhythmically pound against the window pane as you watch the drops cascade down the glass, causes a desire to read a good book or to write in your journal or ponder over the next thriller, paranormal, or romance novel. Nestling in a nook can be as soothing as a refreshing rain. As the rain soothes and cleanses the earth, so does a nook for the spirit.

The nook can refresh and renew the spirit, the body, and the mind as you relax and read the words of Thoreau, Scribner, Mitchell, or Melville, just to name a few, or some recents like King, Rowling, Meyers, or Cussler. There are so many beautifully written words to read while nestling in a nook on a rainy day.

 Can't you just smell those moist drops trickling down the open window?

The sun peeks through the clouds and renews your vigor to write more passionately the words on the pages, or read to finish that novel you've been so engrossed in. Oh the wonders of that small, cozy little nook. (Exhale)

Then reality snaps you out of your gloriously dazed moment in time, and you hear mom calling, "Dinner's ready, come eat."

The book snaps shut, the pen falls to the floor, and you dash from your cozy little nook, and think, I'm Hungry.


Beth said...

I want a nook. That wont' happen any time soon though. LOL

Fida Islaih said...

I wish the same, a chair by the window will have to do for now (:

Connie Gruning said...

I want a nook!! Your pictures have me drooling! I WANT!! I WANT!!
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Kate said...

I'm in love with the nook in the first picture! I want to be sitting there right now, snuggled under a blanket with my book.

Christine Rains said...

I want a nook too! My local library has several great little places to read. I'd live there and read all the time if I could!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delightful! My rocking chair and fireplace will have to do.

Denise at Organization and Inspiration for Fellow Writers, participant of A to Z Blogging Challenge
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Kathy Collier said...

I want a nook too. My little corner of my office has a great view, and one wall is all glass that faces the west. So I enjoy the sunsets. On, my walls are all scenes of Hawaii, since my book takes place in Maui. And I have have two tall book shelves full of books. That is my writing nook, even though I haven't got a real nook. Maybe someday. (Sigh)
Thanks everyone for your comments.

Kim Van Sickler said...

Picture-perfect nooks. Yes, windows are key for me to enjoy reading and writing. Also love to read outside in my hammock. Although those reading sessions tend to turn into naps. On another note, I will not be forgetting you anytime soon. My husband's last name is Collar and his sister is Cathy. Pretty darn close. LOL

Lexie C. said...

This was a beautiful, peaceful journey! I'd love to have a little comfy nook! :)

Kathy Collier said...

Hi Kim: Thank you for your comment. My name is Kathy Collier and yes it is very close to Cathy Collar (how funny)! I think reading in a hammock on a spring or lazy summer afternoon sounds like a comfy idea. I can smell the fresh cut grass, and hear the bees buzzing. Where's my fresh squeezed lemonade?

Kathy Collier said...

Thank you, Lexie. I loved writing it. Life is a journey, and that's why I love to write. Sometimes the journey feels more like a race to the end. Where does the time go?