Category Archives: quiet

the quiet game.

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not my class, but looks like they’re playing the game too. 

when our class needs a break to calm down and relax

we play ‘the quiet game’

(an idea my daughter used when babysitting years ago)

which consists of nothing but lying down

not moving or making noise

yes, you can blink and breathe

last person left is the winner

sometimes there’s not even a winner

 they just love to play

they even ask to play

i tell them they’ve been so good

of course we can play

a win-win, i’d say.

 

 

“quiet is peace. tranquility. quiet is turning down the volume knob on life.

silence is pushing the off button. shutting it down. all of it. – Amir”

― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

 

 

 

image credit: google images

music amongst the trees.

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a new garden begins

in the first spring

spent at my home

 first things first

a door is decorated

tiny flowers are planted

shells and stones and treasures and glittery things

are scattered

leaving room for more to come 

the fairies are welcome

to visit and stay at their leisure

i’ll listen very quietly.

  • “there is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”

-minnie aumonier