Saturday, February 26, 2011

Small Silences

Weekend Rain
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"You must enter in
To the small silences between
The leaves..."

- John Moffitt from poem "To Look at Any Thing"

Rain is predicted for the whole weekend... last night's news reported that Southern California may even get snow in the valleys - not just on the mountaintops...
No snow that I can see this morning - only rainfall and an excuse to burrow more deeply into flannel sheets and indulge in a morning without alarms and schedules. I welcome this tucked-in rain reprieve and smile listening to the on-key chorus of birds happily taking their morning showers. And when I finally do look out the window, hot coffee cup in hand, the world is glazed over with tiny sparkles of freshness. I take the time to notice the "small silences between the leaves"... and welcome the peaceful offering.

Wishing you small silences and the cheerful song of spring's arrival...



3 comments:

karen-holmes said...

*kiki... how very kind of you... such a beautiful, graceful word: vignette.
thank you.
-xok.

Birdie said...

Karen, this is one of the most beautiful post I lately read, I could 'feel and see' your description of the rainy morning, the birdies taking their shower, the coffee, the rain, the "small silences between the leaves" (what a wonderful deep expression) ... thank you for warming my soul this evening (for me). We too had a rainy day here today ... have a lovely week end, sending love.

karen-holmes said...

*birdie... rest well this evening, and thank you for your kind words. stay warm. -xok.

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