Room to Think

cedar bench

“Welcome to my house!” The little boy pulls aside a low hanging branch and gestures into the shadow of an old growth cedar tree.

“What a lovely home!” I look around the imaginary room: the evergreen walls, the mossy drapes, the soft carpet of aromatic brown needles. The boy grins.

“And that’s your house over there!” He points to another tree, and then to a fallen limb. “And this is your thinking bench.”

“My thinking bench?”

“Yes. When you want to think about things, you can come out here and sit on this bench.” I sit on the limb and marvel at this three-year-old’s creativity, and it occurs to me that every home could likely benefit from a thinking bench. See? It’s got me thinking already.

roughhewn cedar bench
space to breathe unfinished thoughts
warm breeze stirs the mind

dVerse open link night #267

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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28 Responses to Room to Think

  1. I think I will go out in my garden to find myself a thinking branch… I am unsure how good the trees in my garden is for climbing.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of needing a thinking bench.

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  4. kim881 says:

    Love this! It reminds me of childhood, making dens in and under trees. And I would love a thinking bench under our willow – my ‘space to breathe unfinished thoughts’.

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  5. rogblog666 says:

    what a wonderful idea of a thinking bench indeed.

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  6. msjadeli says:

    What a magical dialogue between you and a small, wise boy, who may be in disguise, but is, at minimum, very observant.

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  7. Grace says:

    I love his imagination as it does spur creativity.

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  8. lynn__ says:

    Wonderful to play and imagine with a child! Reminds me of how Winnie the Pooh would sit and think, think, think…

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  9. Truedessa says:

    Oh, I do like the idea of a thinking bench. I have one outside that is made from a fallen tree that I sit on and drum.

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  10. wonderful! so creative.

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  11. rivrvlogr says:

    Ah, young minds! Wonderful!

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  12. Geri Lawhon says:

    The wonderful ideas we can learn from the small ones when we listen. Thanks for the post.

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