Wednesday, January 2, 2013

This Quiet

In the quiet, I sit.  I wonder.  I hope for words to flow.

I wait for something powerful, something beautiful.  Words strung together like pearls on a necklace.

Nothing strikingly beautiful forms.  I am dampered, like the snow that blankets and hides the earth outside my window.

 

 

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The clock ticks… Think. Think. Think.

I look out the window seeking inspiration.  My mind is slow and tired. All I can think is quiet.

Quiet.

My hands hover over the keys, but no soul deep words flow from my fingertips.

 

winter barn-web-black and white

 

 

Quiet. I guess that’s my mode today.

I want to write heart deep, inspirational words.  But, I seem to be soaking in quiet.

Quietness of heart and mind.

 

 

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And it’s okay that there are no words of significance for today.

Only life. 

A day full of routine. Normal.

Wash, Dry, Fold.

Mix, Knead, Dice, Chop, Cook, Bake.

 

 

honey wheat bread-web

 

 

It’s good, this Quiet.

Words will come another day.

15 comments:

  1. Yep! Low pressure, girl! Beautiful pics! Love the one of the snowy road!

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  2. LOVE it!! Quiet is so beautiful isn't it? So against the tide of the world!! I love He is placing us in quiet! It brings a smile to my face. By the way, your pictures are stunning! :)

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  3. Yes, quiet is good. I was thinking that before I even got to your closing words. Happy New Year, and may it be filled with enough quiet.

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  4. Beautiful post and at times we all need to just be quiet and still! Happy New Year Jenn!

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  5. Quiet, that just might be the best word of all!!! sometimes there are just too many words, at least out this mouth. ;-) Did i miss it? Did you have a word, phrase or scripture for 2013. Not saying you 'have' to, just know that you have in the past. Just wondering. {{HUGS}}

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  6. You know Jenn...that first photo is gorgeous!! Is that the same road you all had the race on back in the late summer/fall?? Don't you just love the seasons?? Ah, yes...quiet...it's good. :) As my sister in love says ~ "The blessings of routine"...how true those words are!! As this new year dawned (or thereabouts...wink), I was thinking on what I wanted to accomplish and the word *slow* emerged as the theme. Slow down and enjoy. Slow down and live!!

    Love to you!
    Camille

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  7. ahhh, yes it is!
    Enjoy your day Jenn :)

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  8. I love quietness. :)
    May you enjoy more of it. A blessed new year to you.

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  9. I have lots of days/times like that. Sometimes it's because I'm reflective (inwardly) and sometimes it's because all of my words are used up on my kids. ;) Enjoy the quiet!

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  10. Quiet soothes us.
    Fills us up and makes us appreciate...

    Love the blk & whites!

    And...you don't always need to have something deep to say.
    Just you showing up and sharing is fine. Very fine. XO

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  11. Beautiful. Quiet - yes! And Beautiful.

    :)

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