Nurturing Thursday - Quiet

I spend most of my days quietly, surrounded by silence and birdsong... It's how I focus and get things done. Even when we lived in noisy towns (next to the freeway in Pasadena, next to the railway track in Grantham), I learnt to block out the noise, to drop down into a small. quiet place inside. It's how I cope in an increasingly noisy world.

And just this morning, I read this:
Silence attracts meaning... If you stay quiet for a whole hour, it will be hard not to write a poem. In silence everything becomes real. Everything deserves a poem. 
Silence discloses the fullness of now, instead of always waiting and wanting more

Sharing with Becca.


  1. Beautiful post...

    Beautiful illustration...

    Beautiful quotes...

    Not only Beautiful, but Wise, too.

    Thank you.

    Luna Crone

  2. Have you ever read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot? There is a YouTube video of Eliot reading the poem aloud. I highly recommend it.

  3. What a lovely post -- just reading it quiets the mind considerably. :)

  4. This is so true. It's how my recent poem came to be written—from silence.

  5. Beautiful post, Claire! From your description -- you are in an on-going meditation!
    Thank you for sharing. It is nice to have you back!