Thursday, March 15, 2012

Shhhh ....

... turn everything off and let's focus on the quiet ...

I always find it interesting that no matter what the situation, i can never find absolute quiet.  Perhaps this living earth was never meant to be completely quiet ... as i sit here in the quiet, I can hear a car driving by on the road ... my dog is scruffling up her blanket to make a nest ... and my keys are clicking as i type.

In the evening ... curled up in a blanket reading ... pages turn, there is a clink of china as i rest my tea cup, daughter sneezes as she clicks away on a paper she is writing ... Honey lets out a little yip as during a doggy dream.

I love the quiet of the outdoors ... and as much as i would like to sit in the quiet, birds fly by ... a tiny bee will buzz on his search for pollen ... wind rustles the trees, the creek gurgles and every once in a while a squirrel will take on a crow or two over possession of some bit of scrap.

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At the beach ... even the quietest of beaches ... there is always a gull ... at least one, crying out as it drifts over the shoreline ... quiet waves, lap at the shore, and then there is that unmistakeable sound of footsteps in the sand ...

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The closest I have come to quiet, is on the early morning of a heavy snowfall ... no tracks in the snow from animals or people ... the birds, unseen and unheard ... it is so quiet, that i can hear the snow flakes fall.
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So maybe ... just maybe ... we are not to know what absolute quiet is ...the earth is a living mass of organisms ... constantly in motion ... maybe quiet is not to be heard here on earth.  So then, do we ever experience absolute quiet?  Maybe when passing from this world to the next it will be quiet ... but then, I have always thought that Adagio for Strings should be surrounding our soul on the journey to the next plane ...  hmmmm ... i wonder ...

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thank you for joining me for the later Q.  I am late as usual, although I really am working on that procrastination thing I have going.  Linking up to Jenny's fabulous Alphabe-Thursday meme!

Jenny Matlock

13 comments:

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness, Jo - there is so much beauty in your writing tonight. I'm going back to read that post again.

Cheryl said...

Eloquent and searching.

Izzy said...

Wow! wonderful writing Jo!

BEAR's Mom said...

love all your descriptions Jo...
you're a great writer!
BEAR HUGS xxx ~victoria~

Lynn Stevens said...

Loved reading every word, it made me stop and listen to the sounds around me. The dryer running, my DH muffled voice on the phone, the pitter patter of my fur babies walking around the house. I'm grateful to hear these sounds. My GS's son is deaf. I can't even imagine! You are so talented with the written word Jo.
When's your book coming out?
Hugs

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the thought of hearing Adagio for Strings as we pass from this world, Jo. It is on eof my favorite pieces.

storybeader said...

it's funny, but I thought I've have quiet before. But it wasn't actually quiet, and it was by no means silent! Love the pics your chose {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love your imagery!

aaaaaahhhhh......


sigh...

anitamombanita said...

Great piece of writing. I know exactly what you mean though. I live in the mountains where we rarely hear traffic noise, no leaf blowers, not even an airplane. But even the silence has a sound.

Andy said...

Hello.
All these noises you so beautifully describe mean you are existing & living. Nice imagery too Thanks for sharing.

A Quiet Evening

BECKY said...

Ahhhh, I love the quiet too.

Melinda Cornish said...

all the noise happens in my head...quiet would be bliss...what a great post.

Jenny said...

In the silence we can hear the words of our heart.

Sometimes I think we avoid silence because those words can be so poignant and hurtful.

But there are a lot of lessons to be learned there.

This was a beautiful post Jo.

I am going to q up that music and sip my coffee here with your lovely post in mind.

Just lovely.

Thank you for sharing this.

Hugs and A+