I've stumbled across a few words about silence recently that have stayed on my mind.
"Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment." ~Henry David Thoreau via New Urban Habitat
"Never miss the opportunity to say nothing”. ~ Mark Garvey via Talking Plants
Silence seems rare these days. I worry that there's too much talking and not much listening and contemplating, particularly in a world busily devouring social media.
Do you embrace moments of silence? Or look to fill them as quick as you can?
Wondering about the picture? I'm still on the road and stopped in at our little farm on my way from one workshop to another. I was determined to work there despite sporatic internet and mobile phone reception. I placed my lap top upon a stump to try and download some emails. I returned ten minutes later to this... an Eastern Bearded Dragon sharing the spot with my lapo top. Thankfully he moved on a little later.