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
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.”
so stately so old
appears to have a face
when up close
over those resting below
“the tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber.
the tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert
happened upon this man enjoying his solitude while out walking tonight.
“extraordinary things happen in solitude.”
silence on a hot summer night in ann arbor
“the most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.”
-simon van boy
floating on the lake at midnight in the quiet air
“there is a budding tomorrow in midnight.”
– john keats
irish hills, michigan, usa – summer 2018
came upon this peaceful man
sleepy with quiet thoughts
on a quiet noon
spent in bandamer park
ann arbor, mi. usa
“summer quiet thoughts on summer quiet noons.”
-ray bradbury, now and forever
epa (environmental protection agency) administrator scott pruit, is spending nearly $25,000 to construct a secure, soundproof communications booth for his office, according to government contracting records. he signed a $24,570 contract earlier this summer with acoustical solutions, a eichmond-based company, for a “privacy booth for the administrator.” he sought a customized version — one that eventually would cost several times more than a typical model — that he can use to communicate privately.
when i read this i could not help but be reminded of
* ‘the cone of silence’ from the 1960’s spy comedy, ‘get smart,’
one of my all-time favorite shows.
except that this time it’s real.
*The Cone of Silence is one of many recurring joke devices from Get Smart, an American comedy television series of the 1960s about an inept spy. The essence of the joke is that the apparatus, designed for secret conversations, makes it impossible for those inside the device – and easy for those outside the device – to hear the conversation. The end result being neither secret nor communication.
In popular culture, “cone of silence” is a slang phrase meaning that the speaker wishes to keep the indicated information secret and that the conversation should not be repeated to anyone not currently present. For example: “We aren’t inviting Cindy and her boyfriend to the movies because they embarrass us, but keep that in the cone of silence.”
“to silence criticism is to silence freedom.”
credits: nbc television, cbs television, wikipedia, @alt national park service
another day, another quiet hike.
(n.) forest solitude,
the feeling of being alone in the woods.
one with nature.
the quiet calm.
“the next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy.”
― sarah addison allen, – Garden Spells
a quiet night with beautiful music in ann arbor.
“music is the silence between the notes.”
– claude debussy