The Presence of Everything


“Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything.”

– acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton


We need silence, the space between thoughts, between steps, between notes, between words, between day and night. If you have time, click on the link to Gordon Hempton and listen to his recordings of the sounds of silence.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.


Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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Text and photos © 2019 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

Like Steps of Passing Ghosts

“Listen . . .

With faint dry sound,

Like steps of passing ghosts,

The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees

And fall.”

– Adelaide Crapsey –


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

Nature of the week – blooms and berries:


Shadow of the Week:



For my posts on coming of age in a community of faith, link here.


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


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