Sunday, August 21, 2005

Sunday mourning

It is widely believed that Sunday was created by God as a day of rest. Some prefer to spend the day frying chicken, baking pies... and invite the whole family over to catch up with each other.

I prefer to not be alone on Sundays, (for reasons that would bore you) it makes me reflective and blue... so I usually try to hang with my daughter or make plans with friends. But at the end of the day, I will most likely have spent at least some of my Sunday by myself, in silence. Maybe that is what I fear about Sunday, the quiet. A chance for things normally buried beneath the din, to slip back to the surface.

I need to learn again not to fear the quiet days.

How's your Sunday?

12 comments:

Lee Ann said...

Dave are you and you wife no longer together?
Sundays can definitely be disturbingly quiet.

Ashley said...

Dave, I just moved into my dorm and I can't even stand it. It is so quiet I don't even know what to do with myself. It is only Lindenwood so it is very close to home, moved in Saturday and I spent Saturday night at home and I am spending tonight at home. I am going to stay there tomorrow (Monday) night, but I just can't stand it. I am used to having people around all of the time, and the quiet is freaking me out. I spent some of today there setting up my desk and doing a few things there, but it was too quiet. I used to think I could live on my own, but I am not sure I can do it anymore. I know where you are coming from now with the quiet days, I can't stand quiet.

Spinning Girl said...

My Sunday became Monday while I wasn't looking...
2 AM EST
Thanks for stopping by, you funny funny man.

Dave Morris said...

Lee Ann, in a word, no. We are still separated.

Ashley, good luck with college, I'm proud of you. Be brave, I don't believe quiet is bad all the time, just on Sundays!

Spinning, funny how the calendar slips away. GO TO BED dammit.

Weary Hag said...

Years ago I chose to work Sundays for that very reason. I haven't done so now for many years and have come to love Sundays around here as family day ~ which might be precisely why you've come to hate it. This is making no sense.
Bottom line, make Sundays your "do something just for Dave" day. Even if things change in your life and you begin to be surrounded by noise, company and chaos again, leave some special time for just you. This way, you'll always have something to look forward to about Sundays.

Chris Johnson said...

Dave, every sunday we get together for football. Most of the time in Bill' s Garage, you are invited to come over and eat nachos,hot wings, fried turkey, or white chicken chili.

Angie said...

I like quiet sundays with nothing to do and no one to see. I can stay in my pj's and read. My husband sits in his chair with his feet up. He is as quiet as I am.

Kerouaced said...

Yes, fear not football is coming soon and will help to fill those gaps. I think what sucks about Sundays is the feeling that the weekend is slipping away and soon another work week will begin...

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Yeah, and music will only make matters worse. What you need is some good ol Howard Cosell re-runs. Get some of his inane comments stored up in your head and you'll never be lonely again. Angry, but not lonely.

I am responding to your music meme thingy tomorrow (Tuesday).

Amandarama said...

Everyone treats their "off" time differently. I'm fiercely protective of my weekends. In a perfect world, I don't have to deal with people from 2:30pm on Friday until 7am on Mondays. I don't even answer the phone.

Justice said...

I hated Sundays as well when I was single. I feel your pain.

lilly05 said...

Although Sundays can be painful in their silence. It is in this silence that we can most clearly hear that which is drowned out in the din of our lives. I have learned a lot about myself by listening. I have been in a place very similar to where you are finding yourself these days and I can empathize with your fear. It really isn't all that painful in the end and you will have gained some very valuable information. The best of luck to you.