We need quiet

Our York backyard, still and beautiful after a snowfall, January 2010.

Our York backyard, still and beautiful after a snowfall, January 2010.

“Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers.”Ester Buchholz

Of all the seasons, winter seems most linked with quiet; short days, long nights, the silence of snowfall and the calming blank canvas of its whiteness.  If you live where it’s cold at this time of year, take advantage of the weather’s call to solitude.  Settle in with a good book in a cozy room, sit down with pen and paper to write a letter or a journal entry, or bundle up for a stroll in the winter stillness.  Turn off the TV, the smart phone, the iPod; unplug and unwind.

Spring will be here soon enough.  Till then, take some time for daydreams.

One year ago today

Permit yourself the luxury

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.

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