Saturday, September 4, 2010

...imagine the silence...

black-eyed susan looking at her shadow.
imagine the silence you hear
after listening to a beautiful piece of music,
or even just a beautiful chord.
does it have different qualities
compared to regular silence?
remember that this quality of silence
holding the memory of beauty is always present,
even if you can't detect it.
heavenly music lies latent
in silence as Michelangelo's statue of David
once lay hidden
within a lump of marble.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment
it is saturday.
sunday down under.
where we play in the shadows
every week.
may you experience that beautiful chord today.
just BE.
robin.

18 comments:

Ralph said...

The flower looks as amazed (as do we) at the size and beautiful silhouette of this flora. The sun is still strong and the shapes wonderful. Happily Labor is the 'unofficial' end of summer, and thankfully we have another three months...

BLOGitse said...

Great post!
Listening ambient music right now
and
reading your post...
Moment gone.
Happy SSS!

Sylvia K said...

Love your shadow shots for the day and how true your words are! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, Robin!

Sylvia

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A beautiful day makes us living things happy, aren't we?

Love your post.

Happy SS...

rickismom said...

I love the one with the clothes pin

Tom Hilton said...

Really nice. I love the depth of field in both shots.

Arija said...

Black eyed Susan looks quite narcissistic contemplating her shadow. Nice peg with socks on as well especially against that background.

Sam said...

The daisy/ sunflower shot is glorious! So simple but so sublime - the clothes peg is also a terrific shot! Hope you're having a terrific weekend!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the idea that it's the quality of silence which holds the memory of beauty! Beautiful sunflower and shadow and adore your title for this photo!

Sweet Repose said...

Oh how true the silence...Scratchy and I sat in the doorway of the new shop the other evening just listening to the rain on the new metal roof...and when it ceased, there was the silence of anticipation awaiting the next sounds to surprise our wondering ears...it was the gentle wind...

Your shots are fabulous as always my lil' friend, as are your sentiments!

Hey Tilda...I actually put on socks and jeans today...brrrr this AM...is it Autumn already girls???!

s

deb did it said...

your images that represent silence are so loud that I can hear a pin drop

Hey Harriet said...

Mmmm...that peg photo is lovely. I'm now enjoying some silence after a noisy day spent with family celebrating Fathers Day. A good day. Just a loud one with the energetic little nephews! I hope the remainder of your weekend is wonderful Robin :)

frayedattheedge said...

I love your first photo!

Vickie said...

Love the shadow on the black eyed susan- you do beatiful shots-very thought provoking.

Laura said...

beautiful...as always, my heart feels rested and satisfied when I stop by to visit with you.

leigh said...

I stumbled upon your lovely blog and wanted to tell you about a project that I have going on over at my Blog. The Happiness Project is a Tuesday blog hop that I host. All you have to do is post a photo of something that makes you happy, it's that simple. I'm trying to take over the blogosphere with happiness!

Here is a link to last week's post if you would like to check it out.

http://leighvslaundry.blogspot.com/2010/08/happiness-project-week-26.html

Serendipity said...

Beautiful shadow shots :-)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Great black eyed susan shadow shot! I like the peg to.
Neat photos.