May 11, 2009


I had a hard day yesterday. Call it a midlife crisis. My mind was tight and hard, full of endless negative thoughts or what has to be done or could have been or should have been. I went outside to sit, it was the first time this year it was warm enough to sit and relax.

I found the most comfortable place, grumbled about how it was not perfectly comfortable, and sat. My mind continued to race, then I heard it. Total silence, Where i live, no cars, no people, no barking dogs, silence. Long exhale, tears, relief. I knew the magic was about to happen, and it did.

The more I listened to the silence the quieter my mind became. All things that had been noisy in my head vanished without a trace. The more I listened to the silence the louder it got. First the breeze in the trees, then the frogs chirping, then the singing of the creek and its laughing waterfall. A symphony of love just for me. My dog at my feet, my cat at my side. Finally, in bliss again, it has been a long winter.

Ain't nature grand? Peace for all


  1. Sorry you had a bad day. Weeding in the garden is my "therapy". I just love to hear the birds twittering, and the breezes in the pines. Pure bliss.
    Enjoy the spring!

  2. OH my darling, I am sorry I didnt see your post!

    I know those moments and it sounds like you had a chance to get out and feel nature so clearly. And if there is a cat and dog at your side, then all can be well with the world!

    Do you have lilacs? I love lilacs. I miss them so much.

    take care of you........hugs...Pam

  3. Thanks for the comfort ladies. You guys sure do make being connected to the internet worthwhile. Yes I have lilacs, in fact i have many i took from cuttings 3 years ago in pots. No time or room to plant them, too bad you were not closer I would give you some. They are heritage and the smell is unbelievable! I agree, dogs and cats are essential to happiness.

    Sue I too enjoy weeding. I don't know what it is about it, playing in the dirt, but I can spend hours on one bed - thinking it had only been a few minutes. You know you are happy when time flies.

    Hope all is well with both of you, peace for all