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Sitting In My Closet

Today I feel like sitting in my closet. I want to sit with my back against the wall and let my dresses hang in front of me. I want to turn the light off and sit in the dark.  I want to sit there for at least ten minutes, maybe fifteen.

I will set the timer and enjoy the peace and quiet. In the dark I can not see the grass that is growing. In the dark I can not see the dust settling on the bookcase. In the dark I can not see the laundry waiting to be ironed.

I have a few minutes left in my closet. I will come out when the timer beeps.

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My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

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  • Oh yes. To get lost in a book. That is like a closet isn’t it?

  • Sometimes my “closet” is within the pages of a book. I can get lost there and forget all the things around me that beg for my attention but don’t deserve it.

  • berdeane

    Oh how many times I have done that…..still do……you are your Mothers daughter. What is it about closets????? Or, just sitting some place where no one can find you!!!!!!

    • I wonder if closet sitting is hereditary? A place to hide and think.

  • Amanda (Hoormann) Hursey

    I emailed my best friend yesterday afternoon and told her I couldn’t hang out because I needed to go home and sit in the back of my closet and stare at the wall. So glad I’m not the only one! Thank you for your blog posts; it has been great to “re-meet” you as an adult! 🙂

    • Yes, I am glad to know I have a friend who welcomes a quiet time in the closet. Thank you for commenting on my blog post. So nice to be reconnected.

  • Kind of womb-like in the closet, wouldn’t you say? We all need a place for peace and quiet. Enjoy your time there.

    • Thank you elsie. I really did enjoy my time in my closet. I never thought of it as being womb-like. But it is kind of. Yes, it is.

  • I was just thinking about being in a closet the other day – because one of my students wanted to climb into our classroom closet and I was reminded of how much I liked to be in my closet as a child.
    Don’t come out for awhile – in fact, could I bring you a pillow, flashlight and a book?

    • Oh, yes please. A flashlight and a book. May I please have a picture book? One with a happy ending.