Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The symphony of silence

the gentle constant hum of the air purifier
the raspy intermittent snores of the pups
the crisp whisper of old paper as he turns the page
the sigh he makes as he crosses his legs while he reads
the tap tap of letters turning into words on my computer
the simple symphony of silence


  1. Makes one wonder: Why does it seem human nature seems to prefer cacophony over a symphony, talking over listening, noise over silence? Are we afraid of what we might not hear, or what we might not hear? Theologian/Philosopher Paul Tillian says, "The first duty of love is to listen"; must have been after he read the first chapter of James.
    A poem worth considering; "A wise old owl sat on an oak;
    The more he saw, the less he spoke;
    The less he spoke, the more he heard;
    Why aren't we like that wise old bird?" ;-)
    author Uknown
    Think I'll go listen to some of Andy's music.

  2. Oops...should have proofed it...meant to say "...afraid of what we might hear, or what we might NOT hear." Sorry

  3. "There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear." ~John Cage