Sit silently

Matt enjoys the silence at the conservatory in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, October 2003

Matt enjoys the silence at the conservatory in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, October 2003

“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn …silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”Nicholas Sparks

In keeping with the truth of this quote, I won’t add anything except to say thanks for being here, sharing what is said and, maybe even more importantly, what isn’t said.  Together we will watch the world around us today, mostly silently, drawn together by the shared experience.

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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.


  1. Steve C Bodiford

    Being still, quiet, and reflective is something that has been honed over time and is not easily accomplished. I love the picture you’ve used and the thoughts you’ve shared. Thank you for all your post and the required stillness needed to read and take in!

    • Hi Steve, so good to hear from you. I hope you are doing well. Since you are a talented photographer yourself, I’m especially happy when you like one of mine. Thanks for being here!

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