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

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

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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Text and photos © 2017 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

Always, Always Something Sings

With hearts aching for France and all who are touched by trouble, this encouragement to look for light in the darkness:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”

Mister Rogers

And from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“[I]n the darkest, meanest things, there always, always something sings.”


Nourish peace, cultivate lovingkindness, and carry the calm.

Shadow of the Week:


Nature photo of the week:



Text and photos © 2014 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.