Keep your words close but silence closer.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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15 Responses to Closer

  1. Yes, the beauty of words is that for every one we chose to release, there are those we do not. The silences and the words we write in private are the most telling.

  2. “And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand people, maybe more
    People talking without speaking
    People hearing without listening
    People writing songs that voices never share
    And no one dared
    Disturb the sound of silence ”
    Sounds of Silence ~Simon and Garfunkel

    • Simply beautiful lyrics to a transcendent song by one of my favorite duos. I could listen to it all day long! Thank you for sharing it with me 🙂

  3.…barkY! 😉

    • Thank you, Karen! Who doesn’t want to get up close and personal with a conifer? In this case, someone was pining for this tree so much they carved their initials with a knife 😉

  4. words4jp says:

    I love this quote. Perfect. I love silence sometimes. Silence of mind;)

    • Thank you, Kim! Yes, silence is the best medicine. Peace of mind is hard to come by sometimes, but it comes from inside, not outside (although taking a walk in Nature certainly soothes the psyche). Hope you are having a relaxing weekend, my friend!
      Tyler 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    How simple the void between this thought and next, a small pause measuring the lightness of silence…

  6. debcoats says:

    well said, but why do I always get sad when I see a nail in a tree that is growing.

    • Thank you, Deb! Yes, it’s hard for me to see any kind of graffiti on a tree. Luckily, the cambium will expand and push the nail out over time. As for the carved initials, they serve as a more lasting scar, a reminder of how self-centered humans can be, tattooing skin, sky, tree, stream and earth with their consciousness, branding price tags, bar codes & labels on what they are not. What ever happened to intrinsic worth? Valuing Nature in and of itself apart from its utility to humanity.
      Tyler 🙂

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