Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post: Silence

The Sound of Silence

“Hello darkness, my old friend

I’ve come to talk with you again

Because a vision softly creeping

Left its seeds while I was sleeping

And the vision that was planted in my brain

 Still remains

 Within the sound of silence.”


(*”The Sound of Silence”, written by Paul Simon, recorded by Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel in 1964)  

Silence, quiet and stillness, seep slowly from our busy bright day into night,

as light leaves our environment and darkness covers everything we see.  

Darkness, our old friend.  Not to fear, but to delight in the enveloping cocoon of silence and rest; a quiet time of day.  

A time for renewal of spirit, refreshing the senses and resting the muscles from the day’s work.  Silence.  

A chance to think, speak, a time to listen to others.

The sound of silence…..

*”The Sound of Silence” was written in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

**for the entire “The Sound of Silence” lyrics, click here.

***for interesting facts about  The Sound of Silence, click here.

Thank you to my friend, Bob, for inspiring me for this post. 
Thanks to all my  blog friends for hanging in here with me as I celebrate 200 posts! yay! 

Judy

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Snowstorm!

Hello readers~greetings from snowy Michigan!
Around here we often say “wait a minute….the weather will change”.    And often, what is forecasted in the weather report does not happen.  So it was a surprise to see more snow than what was predicted when we awoke this morning!  We got about 10″ of snow and under that was a coating of ice.  It was not a nice commute for those who had to be somewhere early.

By 10 a.m. the sun was melting the snow and it was sliding off rooftops, trees, and cars.  In its wake, the storm left many trees, branches and power lines down, and thousands without power.

But at 8 a.m. this morning, it was very pretty.  Everything was coated softly with white.  There was a stillness; a silence that comes with new snow.   The sun was just coming up behind the trees in our woods, and I could not resist a chance to capture that “fairyland” look.  Come along with me~

A blue spruce decorated naturally for Christmas with sunlight and sparkly snow...........

a snowy overhead branch and a snowy tree still hanging on to its leaves.............

almost a heart "arch"

catching the sun's rays.........

the glow of the sun through the woods, dusted with white..........

Thanks for stopping by…..come visit again~
Judy