Silence prepares our souls to see the world in full color—an extravaganza of life and bliss.

Silent Walks upon the Sand

Silent walks upon the sand

interrupted only by the flutter

of sea gulls meeting on the shore.

I wonder why they gather

in such strange little groups.

They land together and

then take off upon hearing

some familiar signal that is

all but lost to me.

My presence doesn’t seem

to bother their ritual.

They don’t seem to mind at

all that I’ve come

an uninvited guest.

Actually, I’m rather relieved to

just walk by and

continue without any

obligation or ceremony.

The gulls take flight and I am

left alone to walk, to wander,

and to once again treasure the

silence of the sea.

A Remembrance

A remembrance and a calling to each of us to take time for silence in the noise and confusion. My gratitude to Anne Morrow Lindbergh whose words have embraced and provided stalwart courage since I first read them over 30 years ago.

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 Lindburgh, Gift from the Sea

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April 5, 2020