sometimes, life is rough. it can be rough in the most obvious ways (lost jobs, health), or the very slightest of ways (picture rude friends, harsh emails). in either case, sophie finds rough times easier to handle if there’s a quiet space for her to go to. when something goes awry, the first thing she searches for is a quiet place to rest and adapt. it is her instinct to find that silence that calms her. I like to refer to this as “the easy silence”, or the quiet time that lets her rest without any fuss or hardship.
silence is often overlooked as a way to rest because it’s scary to be alone with our own thoughts. but if you look at it with sophie’s perspective, the easy silence is the golden ticket to dealing with rough times. now I’m not saying that you should cancel your pandora subscription or tell everyone that you’re no longer speaking, but I am saying that we should all be a little friendlier to silence and see it as a good thing. it’s free, it’s easy to come by (unless you have toddlers), and it does the body good.
p.s. do you see sophie hiding in the above picture? that’s her finding her easy silence