Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Silence of the Letter S

Moonrise 1: A moon rising behind silhouetted trees reflected in water with a magical starry sky. You may prefer:  http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nX4Xg3I/Swirly+Branch  or:  http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mR30UG0/Giant+Moon+Over+Water
Dez Pain

Still...still....quiet

Don't move...legs shivering...so cold... water

Noise ahead

Rustling

You okay? ...'m okay

Nod...nod...

Signal....flare...sky

Go! Go! Go!

God, I am so scared 

Source: Michael Bells


Never forget those who said these words.

20 comments:

  1. It's the not knowing what lurks in the silence.

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  2. I went to the site from where you got the bottom picture. Brings back a whole lot of memories. You're words make it all the more profound.

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  3. The brave and scared souls who did it anyway.

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  4. I cannot in my mind live a day of this life.

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  5. Silence, when forced upon us, is terrifying. Very visual piece, Susan, and the images sure set the scene. Great job with this post.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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  6. The calm before the storm can be a scary place indeed.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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  7. As a Martha in life, it took me a long time to understand that being a Mary was also possible. I thought one precluded the other. When I discovered that these woman were two sides of the same coin, silence, the need to sit still, to pray and listen in the silence, life changed forever after. In silence I can listen and be heard. Highly recommended.

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  8. Heartbreaking.
    I associate silence with peace and with comfort - and can because of people like this.

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  9. What a pleasure to see your blog! The forest, your words, serenity.

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  10. You did so much with so few words. This is gonna stick with me. I know it.

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  11. Silence can be so scary when we need the noise and yet can be so comforting when we want that peace. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

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  12. Definitely chill worthy.
    My first husband was in Vietnam, I met him about six months after he got back.
    He never spoke about it, but his nightmares were legendary.

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  13. Hats off to those who go in willingly. And woe to their spouses/parents left to worry!

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  14. What a peaceful landscape.
    I love silence...

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