Solitude

“To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness.” — John Muir weighted with worry resting now in quieting space silence boosts the soul *   *   * Solitude ~ Swan among reeds • photo … More Solitude

Stillness

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed.” — Eckhart Tolle “In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.” — Howard Thurman *   *   * Master of … More Stillness

Invasion

“What if the Invader is Beautiful” — Louise Mathias                       “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.”—Linda Hogan   *   *   * … More Invasion

Peace and Quiet

“It’s hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn’t own water skis or a snorkel.”—Bill Vaughn *   *   * Chapman Mill Pond, Westbrook, Ct. — Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017

Tranquility

“It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own.” — Marcus Aurelius *   *   * Simple serenity. Photo by Jan Logozzo © 2016

Totem

standing still, silent, tiny speck in vast splendor— portrayal of peace * * * Haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2014