Even the Silence

 

“Even the silence has a story to tell you.

Just listen.

Listen.”

Jacqueline Woodson

 

The Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park, known as the “quietest place in the Lower 48” states, is where acoustical ecologist Gordon Hempton recorded “one square inch of silence.” You can listen to the silence at this link. Enjoy!

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Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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As Deep as Eternity

 

Sleet began falling yesterday morning as the temperatures outside dropped into the teens. By afternoon, the sleet had turned to snow, and this morning I woke to a silent world, blanketed in white. It’s now midday, but everyone seems to be staying indoors, and the quiet continues. At the end of a busy, noisy week, this interlude of stillness and peace is welcome.

“Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.”

Thomas Carlyle

 

“Let silence take you to the core of life.”

Rumi

 

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Nature of the week – the view from my desk:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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Even in Darkness and Silence

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
– Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

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Nature of the week – a stream at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens:

Shadow of the Week – morning shadows on the wall by my desk:

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Like Silence, Listening

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn

Stand shadowless like silence, listening

To silence.”

Thomas Hood

 

Pay deep attention. Listen to silence. Nurture peace, cultivate loving-kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week –autumn sun shining through coleus leaves:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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Speak Silence

“. . . Let thy west wind sleep on

The lake; speak silence with thy glimmering eyes,

And wash the dusk with silver. . . .”

            – William Blake, “To the Evening Star” –

 

So much of nature speaks in silence, and it’s most often when we’re silent that we hear it.

Ours is a noisy world. Find time to settle into silence this week and listen to nature.

 

Nature photo of the week – moon in the branches:

Moon:branches

Shadow of the Week:

Gate-Danna's

Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.

 

Text and photos © 2016 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.