A week ago Monday I took little Caroline to her dance class. I’ve done that on other occasions, but on this occasion while she was in her class I sat in a different area of the building. I sat in the very front room by myself.
Oh my. I was in the Zone.
1) Beautiful soft classical music was being played on a piano. It was a ‘player-piano’ and so the music was just coming out of some speakers. It was absolute tranquility in my ears.
2) Beautiful furnishings were all around. I’ll show you....
I was in that room for about 50 minutes.
When’s Caroline’s class was close to being over her dance teacher asked all the mothers (and great aunts) to come in and see the girls getting ready for their recital. I walked serenely into the studio ... and took these pictures ...
When the class was over Caroline and I serenely went out to the car and I drove serenely home.
When we got to my house I was still serene. ‘Course it helped that little Caroline was serene, too.
Then we turned on the TV and watched “Little Bear”. That helped our serenity.
There’s always been something about children’s shows that put me in a relaxed state of mind.
When Will and Laura were little, one of my favorite shows was “Mr. Rogers”. He would look straight at me and tell me I was special. And he did it in such a tranquil sort of way.
Writing about this is, well, relaxing me.
I hope reading it is relaxing YOU.