Joe left on Sunday morning for a week of bird hunting with his brother in central Montana.
This means I have been alone with my art for three days. It has been a very productive time with a good flow of ideas and rapid progress on multiple pieces. No need to stop to cook dinner. I don't even have to think about food if I don't want to. No distractions. Only my own inner voice to listen to - and it seems to want to be heard.
Even NPR has lost its appeal - this week they are fundraising and I can't bear to listen to the announcers ramble aimlessly as they try to attract pledges.
I'm not saying I would want this much quiet in my life always. It is just a really nice autumn respite for me and I am enjoying it.