Listening to Silence

“We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for—sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm… As a matter of fact, one of the … Continue reading Listening to Silence

Spring Beauty

   April has arrived and spring cannot be far. I hear the red-winged black bird calling from the marsh proclaiming his arrival after his long journey north. Overhead I see a V swiftly crossing the sky and with it the chatter that so often reminds me of early spring. It will not be long until … Continue reading Spring Beauty

Surely, I’ll Be Back

I cannot help but identify and feel what Muir is getting at here (read below). Who hasn’t had a time when they were lost in complete awe of the natural world? It is at these moments of pure wonder and enchantment, when I feel as Muir does, wishing to but stay forever to watch the grandeur … Continue reading Surely, I’ll Be Back