Do you get uncomfortable in the silent moments? (Video included)Read More
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I admit it : Even I am a bit confused after reading the last post.
And I wrote the dang thing.
(And yes, I note the irony - it being a post on "how to say what needs to be said". What can I say - I'm a humorous gal.)
Sometimes my mind gets to thinking and it just won't stop. And sometimes, those thoughts wind up in words on my blog. I don't have a professional editor on staff, so those wordy posts don't get nicely trimmed. What sounds meaningful at 11 p.m. at night as I hit the "save" button doesn't necessarily sound as powerful the next day.
I've passed the sign hundreds of times. "Open To All".
We've lived in this town for over 7 years now, and previously for 4 years during college. Walking to the library or from a bar, I've passed those doors countless times.
Often I've passed them without a second thought. There have been times, though, when I've wondered...
I have recently become re-enthralled with stillness. Silence. Just being, observing, experiencing.
Perhaps it is because those times feel lacking in my life that I crave them so much. (And I become even more frustrated when I remember that all I need to do to just be ...is just be. Annoying little catch, isn't it?)
While taking out the recycling last night, I looked up. A few bats flitted around but little else. In the spirit of encouraging us all to be in this stillness (even when things aren't still), I let my video camera share the time with me.