20 September 2013

personal sounds

We listen too much to the telephone 
and we listen too little to nature. 
The wind is one of my sounds. 
A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. 
Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for
sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, 
or quiet and calm... 
As a matter of fact, 
one of the greatest sounds of them all
and to me it is a sound
is utter, complete silence.
André Kostelanetz
seeking the silence with Sandy


Mia De Vries said...

Dear Denise
Your post makes me think of that great song of Simon & Garfunkel; Sound Of Silence. What a song! We have a Garden filled with trees and live about 200 meters from the sea. So I delight myself daily, especially when I am bed bound by Fm/CFS at the moment, with the doves singing to me and the sea being a symphony from Heaven!
Blessings XX

Patricia Hunter said...

You and Sandra are on the same page today. Silence is so hard to find, too, isn't it? I have a friend who would tell her children that they needed to rest their ears for a while. Have a beautiful Saturday.

Maureen said...

What would music be without the silent rest notes? Love this quote. Funny, Patricia's friend who told her children their ears needed rest - I'll have to use that line, too!

caryjo said...

Neat expression, and very truthful of what most of us need. In the midst of town, the constant noise -- honking, mowing, roofing, etc. -- goes on and on. One of the main reasons I love being on the North Shore of Lake Superior, which will happen the end of this month for two days, is laying in bed and hearing the waves, hearing the birds, is a real heart-loving time. IF it is totally quiet, that's good, too, but my husband and I are "wave"oriented with sight and sound.

Bless your day, Karin, for your good sharing piece [as usual, of course].

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

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