quiet





"We seem so frightened today of being alone that we never let it happen. Even if family, friends and movies should fail, there is still the radio or television [or computer ;-) ] to fill up the void. Women, who used to complain of loneliness, need never be alone any more. We can do our housework with soap-opera heroes at our side. Even day-dreaming was more creative than this; it demanded something of oneself and it fed the inner life. Now, instead of planting our solitude with our own dream blossoms, we choke the space with continuous music, chatter and companionship to which we do not even listen. It is simply there to fill the vacuum. When the noise stops there is no inner music to take its place. We must re-learn to be alone.

...I find there is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid, fuller than before."

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh from "Gift from the Sea".






These thoughts have been filling me up with such a still joy, lately, and it seems to me that I should just whisper them and, then, turn the comments off because...

Shhhhhhh.....! =]

It's a quiet day







xo