I love those photographs that portray one thing and actually the experience is quite different. Here is Brent, calmly resting after a huge day on the sun lounge. I can count on one finger how many times Brent has rested on the outdoor lounge. I happened to catch time number two. Truth be told, we’ve only ever owned a lounge for the sun three weeks ago.
He looks so peaceful. You must deduce the smells and noises that he hears laying there. Resting. It’s been a big day.
What you don’t see is this.
Zelie singing and playing just there. Nonstop. Thankfully, she’s not singing a song from Frozen. She jumps and dances to her own tune.
… and the dogs. Always there. Wanting a pat and a cuddle. They were off chasing the “radish” when I snapped the calm lounge. Soon returning for approval and affection.
You can’t hear the other three playing a video game. Trash talking and screaming because someone killed them or their chickens.
He did have a small rest, our farmer, but it wasn’t silent or calm.