The view from my work space this morning is enchanting.
The house sits quiet around me and the world remains wrapped in darkness. The screen on my laptop gives off a hazy glow but I am not looking at it. My gaze is focus on the windows in front of me. They are shadowed in the outside darkness but reflect back an inviting image of an empty chair, my softly glowing Christmas tree and a waiting cup of coffee.
It is Sunday; work can wait.
By Shari Marshall – 2020