In the midst of busy, sometimes harried, rhythm-bashing holidays, Holly and I find our first day of quiet self-direction, spending a full day of her sketching, submitting images, reading… and myself completing an essay and Ida’s blank notebook and polishing on some poems…and, probably most nourishing of all (for me)…input. Here are the sumptuous nuggets I’ve been sampling today:
6 thoughts on “The Nourishing Silence”
Nourishing silence is a wonderful phrase to express that experience. I love the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day – it is my time for quiet reading and reflection. “Quiet” by Susan Cain is one of my favorite books; I look forward to exploring some of your other titles. Have a happy New Year.
looking forward to getting further in it – i’ve always favored Anneli Rufus’ “Party of One” – thanks for stopping by
I find silence to be a nourishment I need and periodically crave, after which I come back to my conversations and work refreshed and invigorated. I blogged about this once: http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/the-sounds-of-silence/. There seem to be so few in our culture who really understand the benefits of silence and the human’s need for it. What a shame!!
Enjoy your silence and have a happy New Year.
yep – i’m quite the crank without it…thanks
as I’ve been searching for new reads, you deliver again. will definitely check out some of these.
Yes, love this time of year too, except is needs to be about a month longer! Once February is over, might as well kiss the year goodbye – so quickly it speeds up after 12th Night!