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Sounds of Silence

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Well timed silence hath more eloquence than speech." Martin Franquhar Tupper

This world is a whirlwind of loud annoying sounds. There is the blair of traffic, the constant hum of cell phones going off. People talking, yelling singing. We have the television on 24-7 and the radio blaring in the background.

There is nothing as pleasing after being around all that noise as the sound of silence. Have you ever gone for a walk in the woods and only heard the whisper of the trees?Have you ever been to the ocean far away from the crowds and listened to the magnificence of the majestic water?

On our honeymoon in Hawaii my husband and I found a secluded spot far away from the hotel on a secluded beach. We were jet lagged and tired and just sat admiring the ocean and silence . It was one of my happier moments which was followed by one of my funniest. Our silence and solitude was interrupted by a groundskeeper who told us that we were sitting right in the middle of sand crabs. We had just thanked him when a thousand crabs emerged from the sand all at once all three of us were shrieking and running it was a hoot.

Another of my favorite memories of silence was right after 911. We have a shrine in our church were the communion is kept and people are told they can pray 24-7 with Jesus. I remember going there, the altar was gorgeous. and there were beautiful stained glass windows. I remember kneeling and quietly crying, a women, a total stranger came over to me , she gave me a prayer book from the room and then a little hug and sat with me till the tears stopped.

Sometimes there are no words needed only silence. We all need more silence in our lives I hope you find it when you seek it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLWALDRO 4/19/2013 8:06AM

    I think that the silent moments are the most profound in my life. It is the time when i stop and take time to really be in the moment and when i can listen to my inner voice and not get my thoughts interrupted by the world. I think what more people need is a moment of silence on a daily basis to get centered and listen for direction in their lives.
Thanks for reminding me that silence is sometimes more important than anything else i am doing at that moment of time

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BLITZEN40 4/19/2013 12:21AM

    Yep, that's one of the biggest reasons I miss living in the country! I miss the quiet.

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MEXGAL1 4/18/2013 2:56PM

    Silence is golden!

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JACKIE542 4/18/2013 1:32PM

    Silence is golden, and so hard to find anymore. emoticon

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CANDOK1260 4/18/2013 11:59AM

    emoticon for the great blog and I am learning to enjoy the sound of silence

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/18/2013 10:14AM

    Lovely blog.

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GOANNA2 4/18/2013 8:59AM

    Thank you. I went to meditation this morning
before work and it was just what I needed. The
silence was a treat. I drifted off to faraway places.
With all the violence and noise in today's world, it
is always nice to just sit back, say nothing and just
observe. Your time with on the beach with the crabs
must've been so funny. I close my eyes and visualise.
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MSLZZY 4/18/2013 7:18AM

    Silence is golden! Thanks for sharing. HUGS!

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LOVESLIFE48 4/18/2013 7:07AM

    Another great blog!! emoticon emoticon

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